University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 04/26/2018
Requisition Number PRN17037B
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 with occasional weekends as needed by the lab.
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 14.02
Open Until Filled Yes
Performs technical procedures in a research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard research techniques including experimental animal surgery. Records observations and measurements with live animal experiments. May be responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment. May assist with receipt and inspection of raw materials, 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 tests and procedures using laboratory equipment.
3.Performs test and procedures with live experimental animals. Provides care of research animals according toOSHAandIACUCprocedures. Assists with the performance of animal surgery and collection of animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.
4.Monitors and assists with purchasing of laboratory supplies and materials.
5.Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research.
6.Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.
7.May oversee the operations of student course experiments in a laboratory setting.
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.
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: 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.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.
_Bachelor’s degree in Biology, or other scientific discipline or equivalency highly preferred.
_Experience with experimental animal surgery and in-vivo physiological measurements is a priority.
_OSHA training and certification in several aspects of animal care will be needed required in this position for this department.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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