Job Information

University of Utah Research Associate Microscopist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/12/2023

Requisition Number PRN35671B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate Microscopist

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8-5p

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00943 - HSC Core Resrch Facility Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 65000 to 80000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

We are looking for a skilled Microscopist (Job Title: Research Associate) to join our team in the

HSC Cell Imaging Core at the University of Utah. The Microscopist will be responsible for operating and maintaining a variety of advanced light microscopes and other instruments in a core facility environment, as well as training and assisting researchers in the use of these instruments. The successful candidate will work closely with the Core Director and other staff members to ensure the proper care and use of the microscopes and related equipment.


• Operate and maintain a full complement of high-end microscopic imagingsystems within the core facility

• Train and assist researchers in the use of the microscopy systems within thecore facility

• Provide technical consultation and collaborate with internal and externalresearchers

• Organize/participate in scientifi c workshops, outreach, and instrumentdemos under the direction of the facility manager

• Maintain a log of supplies used and may prepare equipment and rooms

• Follow Standard Operating Procedures as defined by the University of Utah and communicate encountered problems to the Core Director

• Other related functions as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Optical Physics, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent in education and experience

• Experience using one or more of the following techniques: fluorescence, confocal, 2-photon, and/or super-resolution microscopy

• Familiarity or experience with one or more digital image analysis tools(ImageJ, Imaris, Nikon Elements, Zeiss Zen, FluoRender and other image analysis software)

• Excellent human relations and communication skills

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

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