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Lab Technician (PRN34785B)

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Lab Technician position available to conduct basic and translational research on traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic epilepsy and status epilepticus in the laboratory of Drs. Ed Dudek and Andrew Zayachkivsky. 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 clean rooms and equipment. May assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and ordering and stocking of materials and equipment.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN34785B 00922 - Neurosurgery-Physiology

COMPENSATION: 15.00 to 18.50

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm


Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.
Performs specialized tests and procedures using complex equipment.
Procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.
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.
Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct 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 (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.


Should be hard-working, reliable, and responsible. Experience with histological (e.g., cutting tissue sections and performing various staining procedures), surgical (implanting electrodes for chronic recordings), and/or electrophysiological recording (in vivo and/or ex vivo brain slice) methods desirable. Funding available for at least 2-3 yr.



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.

Keywords: University of Utah, Salt Lake City , Lab Technician (PRN34785B), Professions , Salt Lake City, Utah

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