Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 04/21/2021

Requisition Number PRN25909B

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 02072 - Pulst/Scoles Research

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

Become a member of a laboratory team developing therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. Diseases studied include cerebellar ataxias, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease.

This position is Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.


-Performs laboratory research as directed by the supervisor.

-Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research.

-The candidate uses his/her time effectively and seeks assistance from the supervisor as necessary to maintain efficient project forward momentum.

-Time management: The candidate will notify the supervisor when all tasks are completed and he/she is able to take on additional tasks.

-Self-education: The candidate will make use of available time to read the literature to expand his or her own knowledge of the supervisor’s research and relevant protocols.

-Document assistance: As needed, the applicant conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in the supervisor’s authorship of grants and papers.

-Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.

-Applicant attends a weekly laboratory meeting, with active participation including presentation of data.

-Maintain a willing attitude conducible to fulfilling the research objectives of the greater laboratory team.

-The candidate will begin each workday at 8AM and complete an 8-hour work day not including a midday lunch break.

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.


A bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, biology, or related field is required.

Candidate to have experience with the following techniques is a plus:

-Culturing human cells

-Testing of experimental drugs in tissue culture assays and in mice

-Immunohistochemical staining

-Quantitative real time reverse transcription PCR

-Western blotting

-Mouse breeding and genotyping

-Ability to perform statistical calculations and prepare reports desired

-Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required

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, ( 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.