Research Scientist (PRN31718B)

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
59,000 - 79,700
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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The Hong Laboratory is located within the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute at the University of Utah (CVRTI). The Hong Lab is focused on translational research and therapeutics for heart failure. We are looking for an exceptional individual who wants to work in a highly supportive research environment and be involved in high impact research projects. The research will conform to guidelines of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) within the CVRTI for IND-enabling studies exploring a new therapy for heart failure in preclinical models. The Research Manager will perform advanced research laboratory techniques and procedures by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. The Manager will also help with supervision of lab technicians and lab specialists and be responsible for keeping detailed GLP documentation for the project.


University of Utah Job ID #PRN31718B -00213 - CVRTI

COMPENSATION: 59,000 - 79,700



Essential Functions

1. Support the study director and upper management of the institute to improve and maintain GLP standards for the laboratory.

2. Responsible for training and supervising employees in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and scientific techniques.

3. Managing day-to-day operations and GLP compliance of the laboratory

4. Keep detailed records and reports of expenditures.

5. Performs specialized tests and procedures using complex equipment.

6. Makes advanced statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.

7. Will supervise the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.

8. Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research.

9. Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.

Problem Solving

Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure based upon amount of discretion given by institute. Problems would be referred to superior based upon predetermined guidelines set by the institute.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific discipline in a related field plus four years of experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.  Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or other scientific discipline plus 4 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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