University of Utah Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 05/30/2018
Requisition Number PRN17314B
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
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area President
Department 01452 - HCI Trudy Oliver Lab
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08
Open Until Filled Yes
The Laboratory of Dr. Trudy Oliver in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, is searching for a highly-motivated, organized individual to conduct research with experimental animal model and cell culture systems. The Oliver laboratory is focused on understanding mechanisms of therapeutic response and resistance in lung cancer. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with cutting edge technologies in the field of cancer research.
Check out our related publications on Pubmed by searching for Oliver TG and our lab website at: https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/huntsman/labs/oliver/.
1. Performs and directs specialized and complex lab tests, experiments and 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 an inventory of supplies, reagents, and samples used in procedures for the lab.
7. May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.
8. May prepare equipment and rooms for studies and general lab organization.
9. May assist with preparing budgets, protocols, and grant applications.
Experimental duties may include, but are not limited to:DNA,RNA, and protein isolation, immunoblot, cell culture and cell assays, mouse dissection, in vivo tumor imaging (micro-computed tomography), preparation and analysis of tissue samples, statistical analyses, bioinformatics analysis, mouse husbandry, andPCR-based genotyping. The successful individual may also contribute to laboratory maintenance, organization, and other administrative tasks.
This position assists senior laboratory personnel in planning methods and techniques. Work requires exercising independent judgment and basic theoretical knowledge of the applicable science. This position may include limited supervision of entry-level laboratory personnel, who may refer sensitive or unusual situations to the incumbent. If incumbent cannot find a resolution, the situation is referred to the supervisor.
Work is performed in accordance with the supervision of senior laboratory personnel and through periodic conferences with superiors.
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.
The preferred candidate should have a B.S. or higher degree in Biology or a related field. Previous laboratory experience working with mouse models, cell culture, bioinformatics analysis, and tumor immunology is highly desirable. The applicant should have a good working knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and mouse genetics, as well as basic computer skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated initiative, curiosity and dedication to scientific research, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Skilled in the use of laboratory equipment, ability to create and analyze statistical calculations and prepare reports; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.OSHAtraining and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.
Type Benefited Staff
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