University of Utah Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 05/10/2018
Requisition Number PRN17165B
Job Title Lab Technician
Working Title Lab Technician
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40 hours
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area President
Department 01534 - HCI Djordje Atanackovic Lab
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Open Until Filled Yes
Performs technical procedures in a research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. Records observations and measurements and reports results. May be responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment. May assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and ordering and stocking of materials and equipment.
1.Performs and directs specialized and complex lab tests, experiments and surgical procedures for studies.
2.Assists the Principal Investigator in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.
3.Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.
4.Makes advanced statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing research results.
5.Operates complex and highly specialized laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment. Instructs others in their use.
6.Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.
7.Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures.
8.May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.
9.May supervise the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.
10.May prepare equipment and rooms for studies.
11.Procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.
The Lab Specialist assists in the development of research protocols and designs. Modifies and implement procedures. Records and interprets research results. The incumbent works independently, under the general supervision of most senior laboratory personnel. Work may include training and supervising other laboratory personnel, who may refer sensitive or unusual situations to the incumbent. Problems that cannot be resolved by the incumbent will be referred to the most senior Lab personnel.
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.
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.OSHAtraining 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.
Two years full-time laboratory experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills . Working knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, materials and substances as well as the ability to make statistical calculations, analyze results, prepare reports and perform specialized tests.
Experience with molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNAisolation,PCR, cloning, protein expression) and primary mammalian tissue culture (e.g. human T cells).
Type Benefited Staff
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