University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 08/07/2018

Requisition Number PRN18012B

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Lab Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 9-5pmn.

VP Area President

Department 01452 - HCI Trudy Oliver Lab

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 Laboratory of Dr. Trudy Oliver in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, is searching for a highly-motivated, organized individual to assist with experimental animal model and cell culture systems. The Oliver laboratory is focused on understanding mechanisms of therapeutic response and resistance in lung cancer. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with cutting edge technologies in the field of cancer research.

Check out our related publications on PubMed by searching for Oliver TG and our lab website at: http://uofuhealth.utah.edu/huntsman/labs/oliver/.

Responsibilities

1. Performs and directs specialized and complex lab tests, experiments and surgical procedures for studies.

2. Assists the Principal Investigator in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.

3. Assists laboratory personnel with in vivo experiments

4. Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.

5. Makes advanced statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing research results.

6. Operates complex and highly specialized laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment. Instructs others in their use.

7. Maintains an inventory of supplies, reagents, and samples used in procedures for the lab.

8. May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.

9. May prepare equipment and rooms for studies and general lab organization.

10. May assist with preparing budgets, protocols, and grant applications.

Experimental duties include, but are not limited to: mouse husbandry,PCR-based genotyping, in vivo tumor imaging (micro-computer tomography and bioluminescence), in vivo drug treatments, mouse dissection, preparation and analysis of tissue samples, isolation ofDNA/RNA/protein, immunoblot, cell culture and cell assays, and statistical analyses. The successful individual may also contribute to laboratory maintenance, organization, and other administrative tasks.

Problem Solving

This position assists senior laboratory personnel in planning methods and techniques. Work requires exercising independent judgment and basic theoretical knowledge of the applicable science. This position may include limited supervision of entry-level laboratory personnel, who may refer sensitive or unusual situations to the incumbent. If incumbent cannot find a resolution, the situation is referred to the supervisor.

Work is performed in accordance with the supervision of senior laboratory personnel and through periodic conferences with superiors.

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.

Preferences

The preferred candidate should have a B.S. or higher degree in Biology or a related field. Previous laboratory experience working with mouse models and cell culture is highly desirable. The applicant should have a good working knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and mouse genetics, as well as basic computer skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated initiative, curiosity and dedication to scientific research, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.