University of Utah Lab Technician-Yamaguchi Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 06/18/2018
Requisition Number PRN17527B
Job Title Lab Technician
Working Title Lab Technician-Yamaguchi Lab
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00116 - Biology
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $13 to $19/hour
Open Until Filled Yes
Performs technical procedures in a research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles.
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.
3. Procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.
4. Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research.
5. Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.
6. May supervise the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.
7. Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research.
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 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.OSHAtraining 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.
Dexterity is required as most experiments involve complex dissection under stereomicroscopes. Two years of prior experience in research lab preferred. Experience in conducting physiological research preferred. Familiarity with the standard operation of a biological research lab, including handling of waste materials and ordering of supplies and equipment preferred. Must be available for work as per the needs of the experiments at early hours of the day, at the request of the PI. Strong verbal and social communication skills preferred. Strong organizational skills, including general organizing of lab space, planning, time management, scheduling of experiments, and meeting deadlines preferred. Curiosity preferred.
Type Benefited Staff
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