Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician: Atmospheric Sciences in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN27608B

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Lab Technician: Atmospheric Sciences

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00109 - Atmospheric Sciences

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 13.00 to 18.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences in the University of Utah is seeking an instrument technician to assist with research projects that contribute to a better understanding of aerosols, greenhouse gases, and weather and air pollution in urban and mountain environments. The person will assist in multiple labs and be involved in field work under the direction of a staff supervisor and faculty. Duties will include: installing, testing, and maintaining environmental instrumentation in University labs and remote sites in Utah and Colorado; acquiring and managing environmental data critical for numerous research projects; and ensuring the safety of all users of the lab and field sites.

Responsibilities

1. Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.

2. Performs specialized tests and procedures using complex equipment based on documentation contained in instrument manuals.

3. Procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.

4. Uses and helps develop software to make statistical calculations, analyze data and prepare reports summarizing results.

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.

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 and remote site environments

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Often: Bending, reaching overhead, capable of lifting 50 lb

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office and remote site environments

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Often: Bending, reaching overhead, capable of lifting 50 lb

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency required; knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, materials and substances. Skilled in the use of laboratory equipment, ability to create and analyze statistical calculations and prepare reports required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. OSHA training and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalency required

· Knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, and materials required to troubleshoot, test, repair and service technical equipment.

· Skilled in the use of instrumentation, ability to create and analyze statistical calculations, and prepare required reports.

· Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills to work independently, in teams, and across multiple research groups in the department.

· Able to perform fieldwork year-round in both urban and mountain environments that may require operating safely university vehicles and following regulatory requirements to ensure a safe working environment.

· Capability to lift 50 lbs

· Valid Drivers License

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

Preferences

Preferences:

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

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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