University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 05/18/2020
Requisition Number PRN23687B
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 No
We are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in contributing to basic biomedical research in herpesvirology and COVID -19 research. The successful applicant will possess skills in molecular biology, cloning, PCR and cell culture. General responsibilities include assisting with experiments and performing technical procedures in a research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. May be responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining equipment. May assist with receipt and inspection of reagents, and ordering and stocking of materials and equipment.
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. Maintains inventory and orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research.
7. May be required to train and supervise undergraduate work-study and volunteer students.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
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, 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 superior.
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 ideal applicant will possess a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or a related field and have previous laboratory employment including hands-on, in-depth knowledge of most of the following techniques: cell culture, DNA and RNA extraction, real-time PCR , western blots, aseptic technique, and cloning. More importantly, we are seeking someone with an extreme attention to detail and a high level of organization. Applications should provide examples of this.
Previous work experience in a laboratory is desired.
Ability to pay attention to detail.
Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to communicate accurately and concisely.
Excellent interpersonal skills
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 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.