University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 03/12/2019
Requisition Number PRN19887B
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
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00235 - Infectious Disease
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Open Until Filled Yes
The Leung Laboratory (www.globalguthealth.org) in the Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking an experienced laboratory technician to work on translational immunology projects relating to gastrointestinal infections. We have a number of ongoing clinical studies looking at diarrheal diseases in Utah and also collaborate with laboratories in low-income countries with the goal of understanding mucosal immune responses to enteric infection and vaccination. Responsibilities of the position will include clinical specimen processing and performance of immunological and molecular assays. The candidate will be under the supervision of the laboratory PI and other senior laboratory personnel.
• Perform tissue culture and manipulation, including cryopreservation and thawing of cells
• Analyze cell phenotype and function using immunological and molecular techniques, including flow cytometry,RNAsequencing,ELISA, and RT-PCR
• Analyze data using statistical software and generate reports of results
• Ensure proper collection and processing of specimens from clinical studies, including the extraction, culture, and cryopreservation of cells from human tissue (including blood and tissue biopsies)
• Maintain a database for specimen collection from clinical studies
• Monitor and assist with purchasing of laboratory supplies and materials
• Organize shipments to and from international collaborators and field sites
• Contribute to the preparation and delivery of written and oral presentations related to data generated in the laboratory
• Prepare and submit documents forEHSapproval of laboratory procedures
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.
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.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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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.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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.