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University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 04/25/2021

Requisition Number PRN25640B

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 through Friday to be determined by the supervisor.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.00 - $19.23

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Roh-Johnson lab at the University of Utah has an opening for a laboratory technician interested in working in the field of cancer cell biology in a thriving and diverse laboratory environment. We are interested in fundamental aspects of cancer cell migration and proliferation, and use a combination of cell culture and animal models (zebrafish and mouse) to understand how the microenvironment dictates cancer cell behavior. We are seeking an individual to perform technical procedures in a research laboratory under supervision, and assist in general lab organization. The applicant will have opportunities to interact with the lab head, Dr. Minna Roh-Johnson, and members of the laboratory. This is a full-time position, with increases in compensation based on the applicant’s performance.

For more information on the Roh-Johnson lab, please visit the lab website:

Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilitie


- Performing laboratory research under the direction of a supervisor – The successful applicant will be trained in tissue culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, vertebrate animal models (zebrafish and mouse)

- Attending and participating in lab meetings and other interest groups

- Maintaining lab inventory and databases

- Preparing and maintaining laboratory reagents, solutions, cultures, or cell lines

- Ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies

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.


Previous hands-on experience in a research lab is preferred, but not required.

The ideal candidate must have a high level of organization, be an efficient communicator and responsive by email, and be able to multi-task efficiently.

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”). 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.