University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/03/2018

Requisition Number PRN19093B

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? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

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 Immunodermatology Laboratory, a clinical diagnostic laboratory, seeks a highly motivated individual to join the team. Personal focus, attention to detail and the ability to multitask are critical to the job performance. This individual must be able to work efficiently and consistently with good manual dexterity and visual perception skills. The individual must also recognize and troubleshoot problems that may develop. The position involves handling various tissue specimens, include cutting for microscopic analyses, and performing different immunoassays as well as supporting tasks for the testing, reporting and laboratory functions.

Performs technical procedures in a clinical laboratory with minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles.


1. Preforms laboratory testing utilizing immunofluorescence and immunoassay procedures to detect the presence of antibodies and other immunologic markers in epithelial biopsy specimens and sera that aid in the diagnosis of diseases.

2. Automated and non-automated procedures are performed.

3. Prepares cryo-sections of human skin and mucosa, other human tissues and animal tissues (including monkey and rodent) for direct and indirect immunohistological staining procedures.

4. Must be able to work efficiently and consistently with dexterity and speed to accomplish the daily testing and other duties.

5. Helps to teach laboratory procedures to Dermatology residents and fellows, visiting clinicians and students who rotate in the Immunodermatology Laboratory.

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.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.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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 qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: 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: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.