University of Utah Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 12/07/2018

Requisition Number PRN08790N

Job Title Lab Specialist

Working Title Lab Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 28

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F; 5-6 hours a day

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00268 - Neurosurgery

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date 12/14/2018

Job Summary

Performs advanced laboratory techniques and procedures in a research laboratory. May provide veterinary technical support for animal model studies.

Responsibilities

1. Performs and/or directs the performance of standard and complex lab tests and experiments and/or 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. Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures.

7. May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.

8. May prepare equipment and rooms for studies.

9. May assist with preparing budgets.

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

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline or equivalency; two years full-time laboratory experience; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as the ability to make statistical calculations, analyze results, prepare reports and perform specialized tests also required.

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

Preferences

Experience:

•Experience in silicone processing, laser welding, device design and testing

Skills and Abilities:

•Hands-on experience in the design, fabrication and testing of subdural ECoG is highly desirable.

•Experience in processing silicone

•Laser welding

•Fine Motor skills to handle small components and assemble them into finished product

•Bench top testing of devices

•Process control and data analysis

•Operating in a clean room environment

•Clean room safety procedures

•Excellent organizing skills to lead team for projects and collaborate with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers.

•Be thorough and detail oriented.

•Have excellent reading, writing and communication skills in the English language.

•Be able to work independently with little supervision.

•Have excellent problem solving skills.

•Be able to handle stressful situations.

•Have excellent people skills.

Desired Qualifications:

•Prior experience silicone processing – particularly subdural ECoG devices

•Knowledge ofFDA/ISOfor medical devices

•Familiar with manufacturing and quality assurance procedures.

Special Instructions Summary

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.