Job Information

University of Utah Manager, Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/04/2023

Requisition Number PRN35943B

Job Title Manager, Laboratory

Working Title Manager, Laboratory

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 02552 - HCI Joshua Andersen Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 115300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Dr. Josh Andersen, an incoming faculty member in the Department of Oncological Sciences (starting September 1, 2023), is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the role of lab manager. The Andersen lab uses proteomics and molecular approaches to gain mechanistic understanding of cell survival and growth, particularly in the areas of kinase signaling, ubiquitin biology, and autophagy. Responsibilities of the position include planning, organizing, and directing various aspects of lab function, as well as laboratory benchwork. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and have experience with mammalian cell culture, and molecular and biochemical assays. Previous experience working with mice is not required but would be a plus.

Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.



  • Organize and maintain lab databases (e.g., plasmids, cell lines).
  • Manage various aspects of lab maintenance, organization, and other lab administrative tasks.
  • Perform laboratory benchwork, including DNA cloning, PCR , immunoblotting, DNA and RNA purification, recombinant protein production and purification, and biochemical assays.
  • Use aseptic technique for successful experiments in mammalian cell culture, including lentiviral production and transduction (BSL2), and CRISPR gene engineering.
  • Make statistical calculations, analyze data, and prepare reports summarizing results.
  • Assist in writing and preparing figures for publications and grant applications. +

Location and lab environment

The Andersen lab seeks to create an inclusive, supportive, and engaging research environment in which mentoring and scientific curiosity are highly valued. The laboratory is situated within the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which sits at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, adjacent to downtown Salt Lake City. This unique juxtaposition offers all of the aspects of city living along with skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing—all within a short drive (or even walking distance!) from the laboratory. With five national parks in Utah (Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef), and close proximity to Yellowstone & Grand Canyon National Parks, Salt Lake is a city that offers unique quality-of-life opportunities coupled with world-class scientific research.

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, that provides hope through research, education, and care. With over 1,800 employees and 170 faculty researchers, including HHMI and Damon Runyon Foundation Awardees, HCI maintains 200 clinical trials and over $93 million invested in cancer research. HCI is part of The University of Utah Health Care System, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 by the University Healthcare Consortium for quality among all academic medical centers in the United States.

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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.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and 4 – 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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 of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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