University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 08/10/2018
Requisition Number PRN18018B
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 00219 - Neurobiology & Anatomy Labs
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Open Until Filled Yes
The Williams lab seeks a highly motivated individual interested in learning cutting-edge neuroscience research. Primary responsibilities will include mouse genotyping, surgeries, and colony management as well as ordering and stocking of materials and equipment. Other experimental procedures may include tissue culture, histology, cloning, and imaging depending on experience, interests, and career goals. This is a great opportunity to gain research experience! Please visit our lab website at https://neuro.utah.edu/labs/williams/index.html
1. Confers with principal investigator and lab personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research.
2. PerformsPCRto genotype mice and maintains detailed records.
3. Orders supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.
4. Maintains mouse colony, mating records, genotyping, and ear tagging.
5. Assists in experiments with research animals; performs surgeries; collects animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.
6. Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research.
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.
The ideal candidate has some experience handling and completing experimental procedures in mice. Willingness to learn surgical techniques and work withAAVviral vectors preferred. An organized person with strong communications skills, flexibility, and the ability to work as part of a larger team is highly desirable. Individuals with molecular biology experience will be given preference.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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