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Research Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician
Department Immunobiology (0707)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Located in beautiful Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UA CoM) was established in 1967 and has 20 departments, five basic science and 15 clinical science, along with 14 Centers of Excellence, dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching. With research funding reaching nearly $141 million in 2014, come be a part of the team that is dedicated to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

The Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine is growing into a nationally and internationally recognized research and educational center. We strive to blend the excitement of fundamental immunological research with the relevance of its work. Over the past several decades, immunobiology has emerged to stand at the forefront of biomedical research, and is likely to remain there for many decades to come. There has never been a more exciting time to work in and study immunobiology.

Currently, the Department of Immunobiology is seeking applicants for the position of Research Technician in the Schenten Lab. Research in the Schenten Lab centers on the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which the innate immune system controls and shapes adaptive immune responses. In this context, the lab generates and analyzes genetically-engineered mouse models to investigate the immune response to immunizations, viral and bacterial infections, and cancer. For more information on the research in the Schenten Lab, please visit http://immunobiology.arizona.edu/research/schenten-lab.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and ambitious individual with a great passion for science that wants to join a team-oriented lab in an academic environment. This is a great opportunity for either a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a career in science or medicine or an individual interested in a long-term career as a research technician. A minimum commitment of two years is desired.

Research in the Department and the University is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities including animal housing, FACS, DNA, Microarrays, Proteomics and Imaging. University of Arizona is amongst the top 20 public research and education universities, boasting excellent departments and Centers, as well as lively campus culture, and life and a blossoming recreation center. It is located in sunny Tucson, a city with a vibrant multicultural population of approximately 900,000, a strong economy and business opportunities. Tucson is surrounded by a majestic desert and mountains rising to more than 9,000 feet.

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work independently under the supervision of the principal investigator and become an active member of the lab.
  • Execute standard immunological and molecular biology assays.
  • General processing and culture of mouse cells and tissues, embryonic stem (ES) cell culture, genotyping and maintenance of the mouse colony.
  • Detailed documentation of the experimental work.
  • Responsible for the generation of lab reagents, ordering of laboratory supplies, and lab-related administrative tasks.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Very good documentation skills.
  • Proactive attitude, great interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a collaborative manner.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience with modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture techniques.
  • Basic understanding (through experience) of protein structure/function relationships and signal transduction.
  • Please also 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
  • Previous lab experience in immunology, microbiology, mouse genetics, or related disciplines is highly desired.
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 DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24172
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dominik Schenten, PhD
dschenten@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-7767

Open Date 10/20/2017
Review Start Date 10/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/22792
Diversity Statement

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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * 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
  3. * Do you have experience with modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a basic understanding (through experience) of protein structure/function relationships and signal transduction?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents