Research / Laboratory Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Title Research / Laboratory Assistant
Department Cellular & Molecular Medicine (0710)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

A Research/Laboratory Assistant position is available immediately in the Wilson research group in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. We study the developmental and signaling in intestinal epithelial cells using both in vitro and in vivo approaches.

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.

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
  • General lab maintenance, including preparation of stock solutions.
  • Perform standard laboratory procedures such as maintaining cell cultures, biochemical methods such as SDS-PAGE and Western blotting, tissue processing and microspopy.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as filing, typing, labeling; inventory and requisition supplies and materials.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Follow established procedures to prepare solutions, media and reagents using arithmetical calculations for measuring; perform library research to find appropriate procedures, as required.
  • Clean glassware and other laboratory equipment or materials using appropriate standards; keep laboratory area clean.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in laboratory and research work.
  • Knowledge of research and laboratory equipment appropriate to the area of the assignment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Skill in recording research data.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Three years of related laboratory or field research experience; OR,any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BS or BA in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and/or Chemistry.
  • One year research laboratory experience either as an undergraduate or post-degree.
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 $10.00 - $11.60 Per Hour, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24213
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 11/20/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jean Wilson, PhD
(520) 626-2557

Open Date 11/02/2017
Review Start Date 11/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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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 three years of related laboratory or field research experience; 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