Lab Technician

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Job posting number: #7106955

Posted: August 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
A technician with experience in performing western blotting, ELISA, cell culture, imaging and preferably animal experiments. Our lab studies an autoimmune disease called membranous nephropathy with immune complex formation limited to the kidney and cause protein wasting in the urine and progressive kidney disease. We have identified a new antigen in this disease and we will pursue further mechanistic approaches to better understand the mechanism of membranous nephropathy.

The laboratory of Dr. Laith Al-Rabadi in the Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology is an interdisciplinary and integrative pathology and immunology lab, focusing on the understanding the mechanism of membranous nephropathy, an autoimmune disease of the kidney. This position would include proteomic studies , mostly western blotting, confocal microscopy and imaging studies, animal studies and some cell work. While we prefer someone with experience, we will entertain applications from any individuals who are interested and feel excited about the work, given that all individuals will be trained for the laboratory’s techniques and best practices.

The Al-Rabadi laboratory provides the opportunity to the individuals to be actively involved in the intellectual process. Lab members enjoy a collaborative, exciting and fast-paced environment, where opinions and ideas are welcome.

If there is interest in this position, yet the qualifications/expectations are not in line with previous experience, please feel free to contact the lab or apply to discuss alternated options.
Performs and/or directs the performance of standard and complex lab tests and experiments and/or surgical procedures for studies.
Assists the Principal Investigator in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.
Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.
Makes advanced statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing research results.
Operates complex and highly specialized laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment. Instructs others in their use.
Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures.
May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.
May prepare equipment and rooms for studies.
May assist with preparing budgets.
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 disciplines in a related field or equivalency 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.

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Job posting number:#7106955
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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