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Lab Technician - Immunology

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Lab Technician - Immunology

Job Summary

The Maria Bettini Lab in the Department of Pathology seeks a Lab Technician who will manage day to day lab activities, including ordering, stocking the lab, and mouse colony management, as well as, contribute to team projects. Research in the laboratory spans several fields, including immunology, metabolism, autoimmunity, molecular and cellular biology. The focus of research is on T cell function in chronic autoimmunity.

The Lab Technician will assist with basic research experiments including molecular biology, cell biology and culture, mouse experiments and animal care. The applicant would have an opportunity to train in one or more cutting edge immunological approaches, including spectral high parameter flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and vector mediated gene transfer.

This is an ideal opportunity to get research experience for a competitive graduate program application. The ideal applicant should be self-motivated and have good record keeping and time management skills. For more information about our lab visit

1. Confers with the PI and senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.
2. Performs specialized tests and procedures using complex equipment.
3. Procures supplies and materials needed for laboratory research.
4. Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research.
5. Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.
6. May supervise the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.

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: Laboratory environment.
Often: Mouse facility.
Often: Exposure to animals.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing, pipetting), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Preference will be given to candidates that have previous experience in one or more of the following: molecular biology (such as PCR), flow cytometry, immunology, mouse handling, small animal surgery.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN37726B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (may vary based on study needs).
Department: 00247 - Pathology
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 12.02 to 21.29
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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