AR Lab Network Lab Tech

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Do you have Laboratory experience and want to work in Public Health? The Utah Public Health Lab (UPHL) within the Utah Department of Health and Human Services needs you as a AR Laboratory Network Lab Technician III to support efforts in antimicrobial resistance surveillance testing.

In this position, you will be responsible for: accessioning samples and/or delivering
them promptly to the lab; archiving isolates and curating the UPHL database;
providing technical assistance in preparing reagents for AR Lab Network testing;
shipping isolates and supplies.

Due to the nature of this position, compliance with the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Employee Immunization policy is required. This position also requires an initial blood sample for hepatitis and TB (tuberculosis) testing upon hire and a TB test is required annually.

Principle duties
As a Lab Tech III you will:

Help with specimen receiving and processing.
Help with data entry and archival of documentation.
Archive AR Lab Network isolates and curate the isolate database.
Prepare reagents.
Work closely with the AR Lab Network Coordinator to prepare the shipping of supplies to the Mountain region States.
Prepare shipping of isolates to the CDC.
Preform instrument maintenance.
Help with inventory tracking.
The Ideal Candidate:
Has at least a High School Diploma / GED.
Has previous laboratory experience.
Has experience curating databases.
Has experience preparing solutions and reagents in a lab.
Has excellent communication skills.
Why You Should Join Our Team

This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of supporting the AR Lab Network program at the UPHL, you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about UPHL, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check. You may review the department policy by clicking here. (Download PDF reader)


Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Work also requires the handling of stable, but potentially harmful chemicals including, but not limited to acids, bases, detergents, and bio-hazardous waste.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and rotating Saturdays, 8 AM to 4 PM.
Per State of Utah regulation, you are required to either reside within the State of Utah or plan on residing within the State of Utah within 30 days of your start date.
Physical Requirements:
This job requires physical exertion. You may be required to stand for long periods of time. In addition, you may be required to bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, or lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner or for long periods of time.

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