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Research Technician, Basic Medical Sciences (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician, Basic Medical Sciences (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Basic Medical Sci (0660)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

A full-time position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Shalini Sharma in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. The successful candidate is expected to assist in studies in the area of the role of splicing gene mutations in leukemia. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has exceptional analytical and communication skills, capacity to work independently, a strong background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Previous experience in mammalian cell culture or molecular biology techniques including SDS-PAGE, PCR, Western blotting is desirable. Applicants interested in pursuing a research career are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit composed of faculty with research interests in cardiac and vascular biology; developmental, cell and molecular biology; evolution of vertebrate morphology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; host-microbe interactions and immunology; medical education; platform development, medical devices and procedures; and signaling and steroid biology. In addition, the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine and affiliate institutions such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital/Barrow Neurological Institute and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium offer abundant opportunities for collaborative research efforts.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs scientific data collections, reductions and analyses involving routine procedures characterized by moderate use of independent judgement.
  • Conducts experiments using various tests, routines and analyses, and instruments where procedures are clearly defined and results readily determined.
  • Maintains detailed records of studies conducted, organizes data, prepares data for computer input and records computer output.
  • Compiles data and generates computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using software packages; makes preliminary analyses and assists researchers in interpreting the data.
  • Conducts library searches to find research information on related procedures and techniques that can be used in the laboratory.
  • Writes summaries of projects, documenting location, findings and procedures used and assists in writing reports by conducting literature searches and background research; prepares bibliographies as required.
  • Operates laboratory and experimental equipment such as microtomes, microscopes, electron microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, analytical balances, photometers and spectrometers. Performs minor repairs and makes arrangements for major repairs to be performed.
  • Assists in performing necropsies and surgical procedures on research animals.
  • Maintains detailed records of controlled substances used in the laboratory; packages waste material and arranges for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies; may maintain bookkeeping records.
  • Trains students and staff in the operation of equipment and/or in the performance of technical procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or Molecular and Cellular Biology.
  • Previous research experience (internship, independent study).
  • Experience in laboratory maintenance including ordering supplies and maintaining a safe laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and implement research.
  • Ability to develop reports and present in tabular, oral, written, and graphic formats. Proficiency in using computers to automate tasks.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.87 - $13.53 Per Hour, Depending on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24053
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 09/28/2017
Review Start Date 10/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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  2. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents