Lab Technician (PRN25104B)

Salt Lake City, Utah
$12.02 to $21.63/hour
Jan 27, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

The Brigidi Lab in the Department of Neurobiology is interested in the genomic underpinnings of experience and activity-driven plasticity of neural circuits and synapses. Using murine models, we use whole-cell electrophysiology with pharmacology and optogenetics, combined with biochemistry, CRISPR/Cas9 technologies, and genome-wide sequencing to uncover the programs of gene regulation that form the neural basis of learning and behavioral adaptations. We are seeking to hire a technician to learn and use these approaches to understand how transcription factors transform patterned neuronal activity into tailored downstream gene regulation programs and cellular phenotypes. We are looking for a talented, driven individual who is eager to work with others, learn and apply fundamental and cutting-edge techniques in cellular/molecular biology and neurobiology, and take a leadership role in managing the lab’s operations and developing future projects. Experience in working with murine models, molecular biology or biochemistry, or bioinformatics analysis is preferred but not required.
Dr. Brigidi is seeking to build a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive lab environment comprised of members with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our group, scientifically and personally. In your cover letter or during your interview, Dr. Brigidi invites you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience prepare you to work in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. Learn more about the Department of Neurobiology’s commitments at
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 work site if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN25104B - 00219 - Neurobiology & Anatomy Labs

COMPENSATION: $12.02 to $21.63/hour



1. Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.
2. Performs experiments and other specialized procedures using complex equipment.
3. Keep detailed notes of experiments performed and results obtained.
4. Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.
5. Conducts literature reviews to obtain information to be utilized in research.
6. Presents results and scientific papers in lab meeting.
7. Orders supplies and experimental materials needed to conduct research, and reliably maintains and manages the lab’s catalogue of reagents, consumable supplies, and lab animal stocks.
8. Performs basic animal husbandry and mouse colony maintenance.
9. Fluency in written and spoken English.
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 required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

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

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


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.

Applicant Instructions:

Please attach: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and Contact information for 3 References.



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.