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|Job Title||Lab Technician|
|Working Title||Lab Specialist|
|Patient Sensitive Job Code?||No|
|Standard Hours per Week||40|
|Full Time or Part Time?||Full Time|
|Work Schedule Summary|
|VP Area||U of U Health - Academics|
|Department||00943 - HSC Core Resrch Facility Oper|
|City||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Type of Recruitment||External Posting|
|Pay Rate Range||12.02 to 21.63|
|Open Until Filled||No|
The University of Utah is recruiting a laboratory specialist to assist in the daily operation of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility. This facility provides cell-sorting and analysis services to more than 80 different internal and external investigators with over 600 individual users.
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility also provides cutting edge instrumentation. The Flow Core manages a total of 19 instruments spread across the campus. These instruments encompass multiple vendors and platforms ranging from 8 to 30+ color capabilities as well as imaging cytometers. Instruments provided include: BD Fortessa, BD Canto, BD FACSAria, Propel Avalon, Cytek Aurora, Amnis Imagestream, Beckman Coulter Cytoflex.
We operate a very fluid environment. In order to accommodate all the projects and tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis, everyone essentially gets involved on virtually all projects. This will include a strong emphasis on cell sorting and instrumentation knowledge. But will also entail a constant education of immunology and related biological disciplines.
This 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 HSC Core Research Facility if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.
• Performs daily calibration, operation, startup and shutdown, routine maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of all sorters and analyzers.
4. Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in 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.
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.
|Special Instructions Summary|
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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