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University of Utah Part-Time Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Open Date 01/24/2023

Requisition Number PRN13358N

Job Title Lab Technician

Working Title Part-Time Lab Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday and occasional weekends as required by the lab

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $16.00-17.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Weller Lab in the University of Utah School of Dentistry seeks a part-time Laboratory Technician. Our multi-disciplinary lab works to identify viral-mediated triggers in the development of a chronic autoimmune disease called Sjögren’s syndrome. Projects in the lab utilize next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, molecular biology and in vitro/in vivo models to identify and validate potential disease triggers and define the underlying mechanisms of autoimmunity.

The Laboratory Technician position will be responsible for working independently and as part of a team to design, conduct and analyze ongoing research in the lab. Duties may include but are not limited to: DNA , RNA , protein and virus isolation, tissue extraction, processing and preservation, immunohistochemistry, immunoassays, in vitro culture systems and working with multiple in vivo murine models.

Responsibilities

  1. Work independently and collaboratively to design and conduct studies supporting ongoing research projects in the lab.
  2. Maintain daily operations of the laboratory including, but not limited to, ordering lab supplies, maintenance of equipment, organization, and record keeping.
  3. Prepare, organize and communicate scientific results in departmental, group and/or individual meetings, work with team to prepare results for scientific publications, grant proposals and presentations.
  4. Implement, validate and document new methodologies and lab techniques, including writing detailed protocols and training new lab personnel.
  5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) 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.

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Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.

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