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Lab Technician

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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

Job Details

Lab Technician

Job Summary

Responsible for collecting, processing and shipping all research samples for clinical trials managed by the Huntsman Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office. The incumbent will be familiar with a variety of research laboratory concepts, practices, and procedures.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve - which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming - with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity, and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute's mission and this position.

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Essential Functions
  1. Obtains blood specimens by established venipuncture and capillary techniques; perform ECG’s when necessary.
  2. Assists training employees on basic lab processes.
  3. Follows procedures and work practices related to collection, processing, storage and shipment of research specimens as defined in lab manuals, protocols and study-specific reference materials.
  4. Responsible for primary trial assignments and related duties, which include trial start-up; in-depth knowledge of trial requirements; maintenance of notes and study reference materials; and inventory management.
  5. Responsible for validation of SP requests and preparation of kits and other materials for specimen collections per standard lab practices.
  6. Ensures specimen integrity through appropriate handling and accurate labeling of specimens, related requisitions and documentation.
  7. Manages time and workload efficiently and prioritizes workflow effectively; able to assess workload and communicate when deadlines cannot be met.
  8. Adheres to safe laboratory practices while maintaining a clean and organized work space.
  9. Communicates & collaborates effectively with all groups within the CTO, Sponsors and Clinic/Hospital Staff.
  10. Able to work independently; demonstrates adequate problem-solving skills and awareness of available resources.

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 requiredNearly 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 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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

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

  • Have a positive attitude and be a positive representative of CTO
  • Demonstrated team orientation, strong organizational skills and effective communication.
  • Professional maturity in communication, self-conduct, behavior, dress, ethics, and decision-making
  • Capable of multi-tasking and paying attention to details
  • Able to resolve issues with co-workers, CRCs, RDCs, Central Labs, and Sponsors with minimal input from management and leadership
  • Proficiency using Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, and Outlook, and Internet applications
  • Works as part of a team and recognizes when other team members need support

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38668B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary:
Department: 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 12.02 to 21.63
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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