University of Utah Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 10/08/2018
Requisition Number PRN18571B
Job Title Lab Specialist
Working Title Lab Specialist
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday through Friday with occasional weekends as needed by the lab.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 22.50
Open Until Filled Yes
Seeking conscientious, self-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced scientist to join our team in a friendly and collaborative environment.
Performs advanced laboratory techniques and procedures in a research laboratory. May provide veterinary technical support for animal model studies.
1. Performs and/or directs the performance of standard and complex lab tests and experiments and/or surgical procedures for studies.
2. Assists the Principal Investigator in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.
3. Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.
4. Makes advanced statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing research results.
5. Operates complex and highly specialized laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment. Instructs others in their use.
6. Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures.
7. May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.
8. May prepare equipment and rooms for studies.
9. May assist with preparing budgets.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals ).
Seldom: Exposure to animals.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
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.
We are interested in ion transport, osmoregulation and the regulation of ion channels and transporters by kinases in a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes. Prior experience, background or interest in any of the following areas beneficial: ion transport or osmoregulatory physiology; Drosophila genetics; molecular biology. We will provide on-the-job training to individuals with a solid scientific background in a friendly and collaborative environment.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
May provide veterinary technical support for animal model studies.
Hazards may include a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals. Exposure to animals will be very seldom.
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