Lab Technician

    University of Utah
    Salt lake city, UT
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description



    Open Date03/12/2020

    Requisition NumberPRN23477B

    Job TitleLab Technician

    Working TitleLab Technician

    Job GradeC

    FLSA CodeNonexempt

    Patient Sensitive Job Code?No

    Standard Hours per Week40

    Full Time or Part Time?Full Time

    ShiftDay

    Work Schedule Summary

    Monday through Friday with occasional weekends as needed by the lab.

    VP AreaU of U Health - Academics

    Department01337 - Molecular Medicine Program

    LocationCampus

    CitySalt Lake City, UT

    Type of RecruitmentExternal Posting

    Pay Rate Range12.02 to 21.63

    Close Date

    Open Until FilledYes

    Job Summary

    Seeking conscientious, detail-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic scientist to join our team. You will perform technical procedures in a research laboratory with considerable independence by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. We are interested in Drosophila behavioral genetics, with a focus on addiction. On-the-job training to individuals with a solid scientific background will be provided in a friendly and collaborative environment

    Responsibilities

    1. Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.

    2. Performs specialized tests and procedures using complex equipment.

    3. Procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.

    4. Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research.

    5. Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.

    6. May supervise the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis. (Drosophila)

    7. Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research.

    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.

    Often: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals).

    Seldom: Exposure to animals.

    Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

    Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

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

    Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency required; knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, materials and substances. Skilled in the use of laboratory equipment, ability to create and analyze statistical calculations and prepare reports required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. OSHA training and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.

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

    Preferences

    Prior experience, background or interest in any of the following areas are beneficial: Drosophila genetics; behavioral experiments; molecular biology; immunostaining; cell culture.

    TypeBenefited 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.


    Posting ID: 552790188Posted: 2020-05-21