Job Information

University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 04/13/2021

Requisition Number PRN25809B

Job Title PS Lab Technician

Working Title Lab Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 18.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for the collecting, processing and shipping all of the archival pathology tissue specimens for the clinical trials managed by Huntsman Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office. The incumbent will be familiar with a variety of research laboratory concepts, practices, and procedures.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at HCI if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

1. Follow procedures and work practices related to requesting, processing, storing and

shipping research tissue specimens as defined in lab manuals, protocols and study 1 specific reference materials.

2. Obtain and prepare archival tissue specimens for submission to central labs for

clinical studies.

3. Responsible for communication with outside facilities to confirm tissue specimen

availability and obtain tissue specimens as needed. This includes daily follow up with

the facility until the tissue is received.

4. Ensures tissue specimen integrity through appropriate handling, accurate labeling,

and correct documentation.

5. Able to work independently; demonstrates adequate problem-solving skills and

awareness of available resources.

6. Complete secondary tissue guide review to ensure archival pathology tissue is

handled according to lab manual and protocol.

7. Responsible for primary trial assignments and related duties, which include trial

start-up; in-depth knowledge of trial requirements; maintenance of notes and study

reference materials; and inventory management.

8. Manages time and workload efficiently and prioritizes workflow effectively.

9. Adheres to safe laboratory practices while maintaining a clean and organized

workspace.

10. Create and update Work Practice Documents

11. Communicates & collaborates effectively with all groups within the CTO , Sponsors

and Tissue Housing Facilities.

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Successful candidates will have:

 Have a positive attitude and be a positive representative of CTO

 Professional maturity in communication, self-conduct, behavior, dress, ethics, and decision-making

 Capable of multi-tasking and paying attention to details

 Able to resolve issues with co-workers, CRCs, RDCs, Central Labs, and Sponsors with minimal input from management and leadership

 Proficiency using Excel, Word, and Outlook, and Internet applications

 Works as part of a team and recognizes when other team members need

support

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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) 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.