University of Utah Lab Assistant-Work Study in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/30/2017

Requisition Number PRN07245N

Job Title Lab Assistant

Working Title Lab Assistant-Work Study

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10-20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01518 - Neuromuscular Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 17.31

Close Date

Job Summary

Performs technical and non-technical procedures in a research laboratory and maintains laboratory facilities, equipment and records under the general supervision of senior laboratory personnel.


1. Maintains the physical environment of the lab

2. Follows prescribed procedures for maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities

3. Wash and clean glassware

4. Prepare specimen collection kits

5. Prepares reagents and solutions for laboratory use, including proper labeling and recording in logs

6. Input data into laboratory databases

7. File and maintain research records

8. Prepares specimens according to established laboratory protocols

9. Assist with inventory, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies and equipment

10. Problem Solving

• 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.

Minimum Qualifications

One year full-time laboratory experience or equivalency required; knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology as well as knowledge of chemical and physical properties of materials or substances and appropriate specimen handling techniques required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are 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.


General knowledge of laboratory procedures, equipment and terminology is required. The ability to operate and care for laboratory equipment along with the knowledge of appropriate specimen handling techniques preferred. Specific laboratory training will occur on the job.

1 year of college-level chemistry and biology is required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

The following training may be required, and can be completed on the job:OSHA, Chemical Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens,CITI,HIPAA, and RedCap.

Special Instructions Summary

Targeted Recruitment can be either Male or Female.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.