Open Date 02/26/2021
Requisition Number PRN25400B
Job Title Lab Technician
Working Title Lab Technician
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday through Friday, depending on the PI.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $12.02 - $19.23
Open Until Filled Yes
The Miller Lab (https://www.miller.biochem.utah.edu/) in the Department of Biochemistry is looking for a Research Technician to join our team. We are a molecular biology lab that uses yeast as a model system to study how cells ensure the correct distribution of chromosomes to daughter cells when they ultimately divide. Chromosome segregation errors are the leading cause of miscarriages and congenital birth defects and are the most prevalent genetic alteration in tumor cells. Despite this, we know very little about why chromosome segregation is so defective in these circumstances. We are seeking someone to provide technical research assistance, perform bench-level experiments, and assist in general lab organization.
This position will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel, and uses discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. This position will require the individual to manage and maintain the lab's consumables and equipment, perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, including yeast genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. The research technician may supervise work-study students and perform other duties as required.
•Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
•Prepare general lab solutions and maintaining clean lab spaces.
•Maintaining lab equipment and partnering with the Engineering Dept. for repairs.
•Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays. Assays may include some or all of the following: Immunoprecipitation, Western blotting, Molecular biology techniques ( PCR & cloning), Microscopy, etc.
•Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
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.
Hands-on experience with molecular biology ( PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning), biochemical (immunoprecipitation and Western blotting) and microbial techniques is preferred, but not required.
The ideal candidate must be organized, comfortable communicating with people verbally and in writing in a professional capacity, have a superior work ethic, and be able to multitask and prioritize responsibilities.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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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.