Utah State University

Biology Lab Specialist

City Tooele Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/20/2024 6:44 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
4 hours per week for 8 weeks/semester
Statewide Campuses
Statewide Campuses-Tooele
Advertised Salary
$1200-1500 per class per semester
Telework Eligible


Looking for a skilled anatomy professional to teach and assist with the maintenance and development of the lab component for the following courses: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Elementary Microbiology. 


Teach and assist with the maintenance and development of the lab component for the following courses:

    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Elementary Microbiology.

Depending on the lab taught, the successful candidate will:

  1. Teach laboratory sessions for Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology at the Utah State University Tooele Campus. To do so effectively, you are to communicate with the course instructors on a weekly basis and attend a coordination meeting with course instructors at the beginning of each semester. Aid in the maintenance and development of lab curriculum. 75%
  2. Evaluate the needs of students and hold regularly scheduled review sessions to assist in the learning experience. Interact with students through e-mail or other available means. Proctor and grade lab tests/quizzes and exercises as needed. 10%
  3. Order materials and ensure that the necessary supplies are at hand for each lab experiment. Prepare media and microbial cultures and aid in the dissection of cadavers 10%
  4. Ensure that students receive adequate laboratory safety training and maintain laboratory safety protocols. Keep laboratory and equipment in good working order and arrange for professional servicing of equipment as needed. Autoclave and discard used microbial media and other biohazard waste 5%


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology or related field.
  • Excellence as a student in prior coursework in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, or Microbiology courses is highly preferred.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Flexible work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or related field.
  • Teaching experience in higher education, particularly in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and/or Microbiology.
  • Experience teaching nontraditional students.
  • Experience prepping and dissecting human cadavers (additional compensation is offered for this task).

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Curriculum Vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and goals to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  4. Transcript(s) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
  5. Names and contact information of three professional references listed in the Reference section of application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$1200-1500 per class per semester


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024


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In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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