University of Utah OA Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 09/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN18336B

Job Title Lab Specialist

Working Title OA Lab Specialist

Job Grade D

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

Arranged

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00269 - Orthopedic Surgery Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.19 to $28.08 / hour

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Jurynec Lab (Department of Orthopaedics) is looking for a highly motived individual to be part of a multidisciplinary team studying the genetics of osteoarthritis.

The lab uses human genetics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and animal models to understand the biology of osteoarthritis.

The applicant performs advanced laboratory techniques and procedures in a molecular biology research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. These studies include preforming experiments with zebrafish and mice. Will also provide veterinary technical support for zebrafish and mice.

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

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

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

6. Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures.

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

8. May prepare equipment and rooms for studies.

9. May assist with preparing budgets.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline or equivalency; two years full-time laboratory experience; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as the ability to make statistical calculations, analyze results, prepare reports and perform specialized tests also required.

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

Preferences

Demonstrated proficiency in molecular biology techniques, including, but not limited toPCR,DNAcloning, and working withRNA.

Experience with tissue culture and working with animals helpful but not required.

OSHAtraining and certification obtained in animal care within two months of hire.

IRBCITIcourse certification in the protection of human research subjects within two months of hire.

Effective communication skills and human relations.

Documented ability to potentially perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

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.