Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 03/14/2022

Requisition Number PRN29712B

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00213 - CVRTI

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Description of the nature of research in the Aromolaran Lab.

A Laboratory Technician position in the area of molecular biology is available within the laboratory of Dr. Ademuyiwa Aromolaran, Ph.D. at The Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute ( CVRTI ), University of Utah. The Aromolaran laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease states with particular interest in metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes, inflammation). https://aromolaranlab.cvrti.utah.edu/

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline is recommended.

Training: The Aromolaran lab seeks applicants who are trained in the following areas:

· Molecular Biology : protein complex immunoprecipitation,Western Blot, immunofluorescent labeling, RNA isolation, PCR optimization, Real- Time PCR , isolation and purification of DNA , agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, DNA cloning and plasmid development

· Cell Culture: maintaining cell lines and transfection approaches

· Animal handling : Small animal (mice, rat, guinea pig) care and maintenance, blood collection

· Management: laboratory equipment purchasing, maintenance and repairs, processing laboratory supply orders and general management of the laboratory

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.

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.

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

Experience: While research experience is beneficial, individual characteristics and commitment to academic research will be prioritized over specific research experience. The Technician will receive supervision in new techniques from the PI and Research Associates. Once proficient in the procedures, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing them independently and may be asked to troubleshoot problems.

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.