University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 03/24/2021
Requisition Number PRN25633B
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
Monday through Friday from 8-5 with occasional weekends and after-hours work required.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 14.42-16.82
Open Until Filled Yes
The School is searching for a highly-motivated, organized individual to work in the general area of neuropharmacology. Prior experience working with rodent models is required.
Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.
1. Performs and directs specialized and complex lab tests, experiments and surgical procedures for studies.
2. Assists the Principal Investigator in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.
3. Assists laboratory personnel with in vivo experiments.
4. Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.
5. Maintains an inventory of supplies, reagents, and samples used in procedures for the lab.
6. . May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.
7. . May prepare equipment and rooms for studies and general lab cleaning and organization.
8. May assist with preparing budgets, protocols, and grant applications.
This position assists senior laboratory personnel in planning methods and techniques. Work requires exercising independent judgment and basic theoretical knowledge of the applicable science. This position may include limited supervision of entry-level laboratory personnel and student research trainees, who may refer sensitive or unusual situations to the incumbent. If incumbent cannot find a resolution, the situation is referred to the supervisor. Work is performed in accordance with the supervision of senior laboratory personnel and through periodic conferences with superiors.
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: Lab and animal facility environment.
Often: Animals, hazards include a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals.
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. 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.
The preferred candidate should have a B.S. or higher degree in Biology or a related field. The applicant should have basic computer skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated initiative, curiosity and dedication to scientific research, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.