University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 03/25/2021
Requisition Number PRN11037N
Job Title Lab Technician
Working Title Lab Technician
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Standard Hours per Week 19
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday through Friday with occasional weekends as needed by the lab.
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Our lab is interested in improving healthy aging with nutritional approaches using mouse as a pre-clinical model. We are seeking a conscientious, detail-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic scientist to join our team. You will perform technical procedures by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles, record observations and measurements and report results. You will be provided with technical and scientific training on-the-job in a friendly and collaborative environment.
Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.
1. Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.
2. Supervises the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.
3. Performs tests and procedures using laboratory equipment.
4. Monitors and procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.
5. Organize lab freezers/fridges and chemical inventory
6. Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research.
7. Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.
8. May oversee the operations of undergraduate students in the laboratory.
This position assists senior laboratory personnel in planning methods and techniques. This 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.
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.
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.
Prior experience with rodent-handling procedures and enthusiasm towards animal research is beneficial. Experience in mouse metabolic phenotyping and/or behavioral assays are a plus.
Prior experience, background or interests in any of the following areas are also beneficial: Nutrition; Aging; Metabolism; Circadian Clock.
The ability to work well as a team member with effective communication skills is essential.
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 applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “email@example.com” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “firstname.lastname@example.org” .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). 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.