Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/27/2022

Requisition Number PRN29122B

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Lab Technician

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

To be determined with supervisor.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15 - $20

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A full-time Lab Technician position is available in the Rutter Lab ( http://rutter.biochem.utah.edu/ ) in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in working as part of a multi-discplinary and dynamic team to better understand cellular metabolism and its impact on biology. Previous hands-on research experience is preferred but not required. Duties may include chemical library maintenance, enzyme activity and protein stability assays, and other protein biochemistry techniques. Responsibilities will be modified as the technician gains experience in our lab. This position is ideal for a candidate wishing to gain hands-on laboratory experience before applying for graduate school.

Responsibilities

-Performs laboratory research under the direction of a supervisor. The successful applicant will be trained in enzymology, assay development, and other protein biochemistry techniques

-Maintains detailed electronic laboratory notebook

-Analyzes, presents, and discusses data

-Attends and participates in lab meetings and other interest groups

-Maintains lab inventory and databases

-Contributes to general laboratory maintenance and general reagent production as needed

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills in recordkeeping, multitasking, prioritizing responsibilities, time management, and an ability to interact with all levels of staff.

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.

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.

Preferences

Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related subject

-Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communication

-Demonstrated ability to work independently and ask for guidance when needed

-Previous hands-on research experience is preferred but not required.

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.