Lab Technician

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

    Job Description



    Open Date05/18/2020

    Requisition NumberPRN23677B

    Job TitleLab Technician

    Working TitleLab Technician

    Job GradeC

    FLSA CodeNonexempt

    Patient Sensitive Job Code?No

    Standard Hours per Week40 hours

    Full Time or Part Time?Full Time

    ShiftDay

    Work Schedule Summary

    M-F.

    VP AreaPresident

    Department02124 - HCI Manish Kohli Lab

    LocationCampus

    CitySalt Lake City, UT

    Type of RecruitmentExternal Posting

    Pay Rate Range12.02 to 21.63

    Close Date

    Open Until FilledYes

    Job Summary

    Dr. Manish Kohli at The University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute are seeking a laboratory technician to assist a team of researchers in the study of various Genito-Urinary (GU) malignancies, comprising of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and testicular cancers. The lab effort is in building up a "liquid Biopsy" bio-repository that will be clinically annotated for current and future research.

    oThis 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 the Huntsman Cancer Institute if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions

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

    •Performs tests and procedures using laboratory equipment.

    •Monitors and assists with purchasing of laboratory supplies and materials.

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

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

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

    Problem Solving

    This position assists senior laboratory personnel in planning methods and techniques. Work requires exercising independent judgment and basic theoretical knowledge of the applicable science. This position may include limited supervision of entry-level laboratory personnel, who may refer sensitive or unusual situations to the incumbent. If incumbent cannot find a resolution, the situation is referred to the supervisor.

    Work is performed in accordance with the supervision of senior laboratory personnel and through periodic conferences with superior.

    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.

    Employer Description

    The University of Utah is located adjacent to downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, situated between the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges. This unique juxtaposition offers all of the aspects of city living along with top notch skiing, mountain biking, and rock climbing, only 30 minutes from downtown. With five national parks in Utah, and close proximity to Yellowstone & Grand Canyon National Parks, Salt Lake City is a city of unmatched caliber.

    The Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, providing hope through research, education, and care. With over 1,400 employees and 170 faculty researchers, including HHMI and Damon Runyon Foundation Awardees, HCI maintained 200 clinical trials and over $57 million in grant funding in 2012. HCI is part of the University of Utah Health Care System, which was ranked in the top 10 by the University Healthcare Consortium for quality among all academic medical centers in the country for the third year in a row.

    The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.

    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

    The ideal applicant will have hands-on, in-depth knowledge of most of the following techniques: nucleic acid extraction techniques, PCR and real-time PCR, western blots, aseptic technique, and basic sample processing and storage techniques.

    We will be performing cell free DNA / RNA extractions, plasma/serum aliquoting, quantification of nucleic acids amongst other related biobanking procedures from cancer patients with GU malignancies. More importantly, we are seeking someone with an extreme attention to detail and a high level of organization and willing to work in a team spirited way. Applications should provide examples of this.

    TypeBenefited Staff

    Special Instructions Summary

    More importantly, we are seeking someone with an extreme attention to detail and a high level of organization and willing to work in a team spirited way. Applications should provide examples of this.

    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: 558254771Posted: 2020-05-21