Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician (Work-Study) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/28/2022

Requisition Number PRN13140N

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Lab Technician (Work-Study)

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area President

Department 01188 - HCI Molec Img Prog Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOE

Close Date

Job Summary

Performs manufacturing and quality control for routine and research radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography ( PET ) and radiotherapy. Incumbent must comply with radiation safety procedures, cGMP, and FDA requirements. Operates, maintains and validates manufacturing and analytical equipment. Follows all internal operating procedures and performs additional duties as directed by management. Must be motivated, team oriented and committed to expanding their knowledge and experience in a clinically oriented academic program. Incumbent will experience moderate exposure to hazardous materials or physical risk, which requires adhering to radiation safety practices. Part-time to full-time position involving a variable schedule around production demands. The typical work week depending on assigned rotation and available hours is Monday through Friday 4 am – noon. These time frames may need to be slightly adjusted as production demands change. Will work with student’s time requirements while completing their educational degree. In very rare instances a weekend shift may be required.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


As a lab technician your duties will be highly varied from time to time and may include but not be limited to:

· Under the direction of the management, assists with all activities involved in developing and preparing radiopharmaceuticals for clinical and research use.

· Operates automated radiochemistry synthesis equipment in compliance with protocols and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and FDA regulations.

· Performs analytical chemistry techniques related to quality control of radiopharmaceuticals according to standard operating procedures.

· Troubleshoots laboratory equipment using mechanical, electrical and basic science skills.

· Performs processes or protocols for validation, manufacturing and quality control.

· Assists management in developing, improving and maintaining protocols, applications, and licenses as required for routine radiopharmaceutical production.

· Assists in packaging and shipping of radioactive material in compliance with all state and federal regulations. Assists with the return and cleaning of shipping containers as assigned.

· Assists in preparing regulatory documents for submission to the FDA .

· Complete and maintain periodic training for radiochemistry, GMP , equipment, radiation safety, SOPs, HIPAA , and others as required.

· Assists in cleaning and maintenance of the lab as assigned.

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.

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


· 3rd or 4th year student in a Bachelors degree program in Radiochemistry, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Other science related degrees will also be considered with equivalent experience.

· Detail oriented, self-directed, able to work autonomously and able to multitask effectively.

· Ability to read, listen and understand technical direction, policies and procedures.

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

· Physical demands: Clear speech, good hearing and at least 20/20 corrected vision (which can include the use of glasses, contact lenses, etc.). Ability to lift up to 110 lbs.

· Must satisfactorily pass a background test and not be debarred from any activities related to manufacturing radiopharmaceuticals.

· Experience with general radiation safety and/or hazardous material handling is preferred.

· Experience in organic synthesis and purification chemistry.

· Experience in using lab equipment such as HPLC , GC, and IC.

· Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

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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


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.