University of Utah | Paleontology Assistant

  • Position: Paleontology Field Lab Assistant
  • Employer: The University of Utah
  • Qualifications: One year full-time laboratory experience or equivalency required; knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology.
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until filled
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Offer full description:

“Open Date: 04/19/2017
Requisition Number: PRN06765N
Job Title: Lab Assistant
Working Title: Paleontology Field Lab Assistant
Job Grade: B
FLSA Code: Nonexempt
Type: Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week: 10
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift: Day
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area: Academic Affairs
Department: 00018 – Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper
Location: Campus
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment: External Posting
Pay Rate Range: $10 per hour
Close Date: May close at anytime.

Job Summary
Paleontology field research at the Grand Staircase monument.
Minimum Qualifications
One year full-time laboratory experience or equivalency required; knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology as well as knowledge of chemical and physical properties of materials or substances and appropriate specimen handling techniques required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are 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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)