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Research Technician (Part Time)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician (Part Time)
Department Surgery (0702)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The mission of the University of Arizona Department of Surgery is to foster excellence in patient care, surgical education, research, and technical innovation. We strive to be leaders and role models of excellence, innovation, and caring in all that we do, and we are committed to train the next generation of surgeon leaders. Our actions exemplify our core values of compassion, integrity, respect, pursuit of knowledge, responsibility, and diversity.

The Department of Surgery is seeking a Research Technician to assist the Cardiothoracic Surgery Lab with ongoing studies. This position will include performing standard laboratory procedures, cleaning, and maintaining laboratory equipment. The Research Technician will analyze data, record detailed documentation and report to participating investigators; assist with writing papers and manuscripts for publication; may be required to travel to remote locations to perform research experiments.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform standard laboratory procedures such as maintaining cell cultures requiring the use of sterile technique, processing tissue samples and preparing slides using staining techniques.
  • Compile data and assist in routine preliminary analyses; maintain research data in laboratory notebook, write summary reports and report findings to investigator.
  • Assist in the development of written operating procedures and perform quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Collect samples or data and perform lab analysis and/or quantify and tabulate results.
  • Organize supplies, materials or equipment and set-up equipment for laboratory experiments or demonstrations; may perform minor equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Assist with basic mathematical and statistical analyses.
  • Clean glassware and other laboratory equipment or materials using appropriate standards; keep laboratory area clean.
  • Assist in training research students working in the laboratory.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • 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
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 19
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.82 - $13.00 Per Hour, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24194
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Guevara
Personnel Affairs Coordinator

Open Date 10/31/2017
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. * 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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents