Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/24/2021

Requisition Number PRN27439B

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

Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00943 - HSC Core Resrch Facility Oper

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

The University of Utah is recruiting a Flow Cytometry Technician to assist in the daily operation of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides cell-sorting and analysis services to both internal and external investigators. The Flow Cytometry technician supports facility staff and provides assistance in the overall workflow including calibration, operation, and maintenance of all sorters and analyzers. The Flow Cytometry Technician is responsible for providing guidance and assistance to new and existing facility users and will have the opportunity to work on several different instrumentation platforms.

Current lab instrumentation includes: BD FacsAria cell sorters, Propel labs Avalon Cell sorter, Sony Cell Sorters,Cytek Spectral Aurora, Amnis Imagestream, BD Fortessa analyzers, BD X20 analyzer, BD Celsta analyzer, BD Canto analyzer, Cytek DXP .

· Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training

Facility website:


· Performs daily calibration, operation, startup and shutdown, routine maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of all sorters and analyzers.

· Performs low, medium, and high-speed bulk and custom multi-parameter cell sorting of various cell lines and cell types from murine and human tissue/organs.

· Weekly cleaning and organization of all analyzer rooms and main sorter rooms.

· Weekly decontamination of all sorters and monthly cleaning of all analyzers

· Weekly/monthly data archive and database management of all sorters and analyzers

· Assists facility users in multi-parameter data acquisition and analysis using various software including: Diva and FlowJo

· Provides assistance to new and existing facility users regarding instrument operation, panel design, experiment troubleshooting, and data analysis

· Restock and order lab supplies and reagents

· Communicate effectively with other team members and facility users

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.

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.


· Requires a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience with a scientific background. Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences preferred with 1-2 years experience in a laboratory environment

· Experience in immunophenotyping and flow cytometry preferred

· Excellent customer service skills

· Must be able to work flexible hours

· Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

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


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.