Skip to Main Content

Research Specialist, Senior (Multiple Positions)

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying to the opening.  To apply to the position, please click the Apply to this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist, Senior (Multiple Positions)
Department Cellular & Molecular Medicine (0710)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has established research excellence in five major focus areas including cardiovascular biology and diseases, complex disease biology and genetics, cancer cell biology, cell polarity and intracellular trafficking, and genome function. We pursue excellence through teaching in the medical curriculum in graduate and undergraduate courses, through the pursuit of leading edge biomedical research, and through service to the University, local community and the nation.

We are searching for full-time Senior Research Specialists to conduct and supervise high throughput in situ hybridization in chicken embryos, and to curate data from the published literature in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Antin’s laboratory is concerned with understanding the molecular regulation of early developmental processes in vertebrate embryos. We primarily use the chicken embryo/as a model organism, and approach research questions from the dual perspective of how individual molecules function.

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.

The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform and supervise in situ hybridization studies on chicken embryos.
  • Perform molecular cloning techniques and other complex research work. Independently review literature to design appropriate research methodologies, techniques, and procedures.
  • Assist in planning and developing new in situ hybridization technologies, establishing priorities and recommending schedules, time tables and costs.
  • Perform complex statistical analysis which includes selecting appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, and producing written reports on the results of the analysis.
  • Co-author or author research papers and manuscripts for publication and present them at conferences and workshops.
  • Attend regular staff/group meetings, manage and maintain lab equipment, coordinate the use of laboratory space and equipment.
  • Perform other administrative functions such as maintaining records and inventories.
  • Supervise the activities of subordinates.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Background and proficiency in molecular biology techniques.
  • Knowledge of chicken embryology, prior experience manipulating chicken embryos.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective communication and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot procedures.
  • Ability to keep thorough data records.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Supervisory experience.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years of related research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Five or more years of related research experience.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $39,173 - $48,628 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24202
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 11/06/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Parker Antin, PhD
(520) 621-5242

Open Date 10/30/2017
Review Start Date 11/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
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
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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. * Upon hire, will you have a Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years of related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents