Sr Laboratory Specialist

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

ID: 7076851
Posted: April 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
A position for a Senior Lab Specialist is available in the High Throughput Genomics Shared Resource at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute. The laboratory provides experimental expertise and services to researchers throughout the University of Utah for genomic applications that use the Illumina sequencing platform. The candidate should have attention to detail and meticulous work habits. The position requires molecular biology skills, the ability to operate complex instruments, excellent communication skills, good time management and professional work etiquette. Providing instruction, interpreting experimental data and communicating experimental progress with customers of the laboratory is an essential component of the job.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at HCI if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

• Perform and interpret quality control measurements on nucleic acid samples.
• Communicate experimental progress with customers of the laboratory.
• Construct libraries for Illumina sequencing.
• Operate and maintain highly specialized laboratory equipment including the following: Agilent TapeStation, Illumina NovaSeq, Illumina MiSeq, 10X Genomics Single Cell Controller.
• Interface with technical support when necessary to troubleshoot instrumentation within the lab.
• Record and document experimental data in the laboratory LIMS system.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline or equivalency, plus four years of related full-time laboratory experience 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.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
A minimum of three references from prior supervisors should be provided with the application.


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