University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 02/20/2020
Requisition Number PRN23274B
Job Title Lab Technician
Working Title Lab Technician
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 20
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00943 - HSC Core Resrch Facility Oper
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Open Until Filled Yes
The University of Utah Metabolic Phenotyping core is seeking a qualified laboratory technician (part-time) to work in the core. The Metabolic Phenotyping Core offers the scientific community with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiological phenotyping tests for in vivo and in vitro models of metabolic disorders. These services are offered to the University of Utah research community and off-campus researchers. Services include mitochondrial bioenergetics (Seahorse (XFe96 and XF24) for cells and isolated mitochondria), determination of whole animal energy expenditure using the Columbus Instruments Oxymax Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System, determination of body composition by Bruker Minispec NMR , determination of circulating metabolite and hormone concentrations using the MAGPIX and Luminex-200 magnetic based system. Under the supervision of the Core Director, the candidate will be responsible for various day-to-day activities in order to maintain the lab. These duties include making stock solutions, initiating and tracking purchase requests, organizing and tracking chemicals, maintaining supplies and equipment, and performing weekly metabolic phenotyping assays. Records observations and measurements and reports results. The lab technician will be responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment.
1. Confers with Core Director regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting experiments.
2. Performs tests and procedures using laboratory equipment.
3. Monitors and assists with purchasing of laboratory supplies and materials
4. Analyzes data, makes statistical calculations and prepares reports summarizing results.
5. Need to conduct phenotyping tests in research animals, perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.
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. 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.
OSHA training and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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.
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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.
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.