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University of Utah Sr Laboratory Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/22/2020

Requisition Number PRN24362B

Job Title Sr Laboratory Specialist

Working Title Sr Laboratory Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full-time.

VP Area President

Department 02155 - HCI Katie Basham Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72700

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A Senior Laboratory Specialist position is available beginning January 2021 in the Basham Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Our broad research interests are aimed at understanding mechanisms that drive the initiation and evolution of cancer in order to develop more effective therapies. Specifically, our studies focus on mechanisms that are important during normal development, aging, and tumorigenesis in the adrenal cortex, which is an essential endocrine organ responsible for steroid hormone production. We aim to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control adrenal gland development and organ maintenance. Ultimately, we are interested in how dysregulation of these processes contributes to adrenocortical carcinoma ( ACC ), which is a highly aggressive form of cancer with few effective treatments. Please visit our website (www.bashamlab.com) for further information.

The Senior Laboratory Specialist will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator. They will play a pivotal role in supporting the organizational, administrative, and scientific needs of our newly established lab. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong communication skills, who is organized and has a desire to work as a member of a dynamic team. This position requires a dependable, self-motivated individual with a high degree of ethics.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at HCI if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

This position will be expected to manage the daily operations of the lab. This includes stocking and organizing laboratory reagents, maintaining equipment, and ensuring regulatory compliance as specified by the University. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

●Ordering and maintaining lab supplies

●Environmental Health and Safety ( EHS ) compliance

●Hazardous waste disposal

●Equipment maintenance and repair

●Organization and maintenance of laboratory space and databases

This position must be willing to work with animals and will be expected to maintain a mouse colony. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

●Serving as the primary health contact for core animals

●Maintaining a detailed census of individuals and ongoing genetic breeding

●Tagging, tailing, and genotyping mice

This position will be expected to perform experiments and maintain detailed laboratory records. Techniques may include, but are not limited to:

●Molecular biology ( PCR & cloning)

●Cell culture

●Protein work (Western blotting, immunoprecipitation)

●Histology (processing, embedding, sectioning, H&E, and immunohistochemistry)

●Microscopy

●Mouse experiments

This position will be required to train and support lab members on laboratory and experimental techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline or equivalency, plus four years of related full-time laboratory experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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

Preferences

Prior experience supervising others is strongly preferred.

Experience working with mice is preferred. Successful experience managing a mouse colony is strongly preferred.

Hands-on experience with molecular biology ( PCR , gel electrophoresis, cloning), cell biology (microscopy) and histology (sectioning, immunohistochemistry) techniques is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references including contact information.

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”). 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 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.

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