Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician-Bush Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 05/08/2023

Requisition Number PRN34852B

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Lab Technician-Bush Lab

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

TBD

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00116 - School of Biological Sciences

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12-15/hour

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Bush lab is seeking to hire a Research Technician interested in the evolutionary ecology of bird-parasite systems. Projects in our lab focus on host specificity, speciation, anti-parasite adaptations of birds, adaptive radiation of parasites, and reciprocal selective effects between birds and their parasites. We are deeply interested in the relevance of basic research to conservation efforts. Current research projects include long-term field projects and lab-based projects involving birds and their parasites.

Responsibilities

Tasks and responsibilities associated with this position include: digitization of data associated with archival parasite specimens, identification of parasite specimens, handling and monitoring of birds associated with field and experimental studies, and data management and analysis. The technician will work directly with the PI, and will receive training and mentorship in all job responsibilities and associated techniques. This position is particularly well-suited to individuals with goals to continue their scientific education graduate school and with deep interest in host-parasite interactions. The ideal candidate has had prior coursework &/or laboratory experience in ecology, evolution, entomology, parasitology, or ornithology and has some experience working with live animals.

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, potentially work outside in the field.

Often: 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) 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.

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

Preferences

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.

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

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801-581-8365

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