University of Utah Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/13/2018

Requisition Number PRN17486B

Job Title Lab Specialist

Working Title Lab Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 9-5pm.

VP Area President

Department 01158 - HCI Don Ayer Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Ayer lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working lab specialist to join our research team. We are focused on understanding the role of Myc family transcription factors in growth, metabolism and tumorigenesis. We employ biochemical, cell biological and genomic approaches to address this important problem. Please see our website for more details.


The successful applicant for this position will have experience in cell culture, molecular biology (e.g.PCR, Gibson cloning),CRISPRgene editing methods, and chromatin immunoprecipitation. Proficiency inSDS-PAGEand Western blotting is also required. Understanding bioinformatic approaches and methods for analyzing next generation sequencing data is also a plus.

About 20% of the successful applicant’s time will be spent on general lab management, including but not limited to lab ordering, database management and reagent shipping and assisting with regulatory compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline or equivalency; two years full-time laboratory experience; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as the ability to make statistical calculations, analyze results, prepare reports and perform specialized tests also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Bachelors or Masters Degree in a biological science plus a minimum of 3 years F/T lab experience.

• Skilled in the use of complex laboratory equipment; the ability to make statistical calculations, critically evaluate primary literature, analyze results and prepare reports; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.