Job Information

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

Details

Open Date 08/02/2023

Requisition Number PRN35902B

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

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Regular work hours (on-site) with rare evening or weekend work if required by the experimental set-up.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00247 - Pathology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300- $68,349 (annual)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Hans Haecker lab in the Division of Microbiology & Immunology is seeking a team- oriented Research Technician (Senior Lab Specialist) with interest in Immunology, Molecular Biology and mouse models related to autoimmunity and inflammation. Our laboratory offers a strong collaborative environment where you will conduct clinically-relevant research using a variety of molecular, biochemical, and cell-based technologies to understand how the innate immune system recognizes and responds to pathogens, how genetic mutations in innate immunity contribute to inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and how obtained information can be used to develop novel therapeutic strategies.

Interested candidates will assist the PI by supporting efficient laboratory operations, such as providing technical support for ongoing laboratory projects, including data collection and analysis, maintaining the mouse colony, performing minor animal surgery and assisting with general lab duties such as purchasing and equipment maintenance.

Responsibilities

1. Applies independent judgment in order to assess the validity of data collected and to interpret results.

2. Devises, refines and implements new techniques or modifies existing processes by utilizing advanced knowledge.

3. Directs the daily operation of the lab including training subordinates.

4. Prepares, operates and maintains laboratory and experimental testing equipment.

5. Analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing research results.

6. May coauthor research papers and publications.

7. May represent the University by presenting research and findings to peers at conventions and conferences.

8. Supervises and manages the care and of research animals; performs minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.

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: Laboratory environment.

Often: Exposure to animals and chemical and biological hazardous agents.

Seldom: Exposure to radiation.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (pipetting), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), 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

Previous experience with mice, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and maintaining lab operations is a plus.

Candidates with interest in a long-term position are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please use this link for more lab information:

https://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/research-labs/hans-haecker

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Your application should include a CV with any publications listed, two names of referees, and a brief summary of your research/ training experiences.

For further information please contact Dr. Hans Haecker at hans.haecker@path.utah.edu.

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.

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.

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