Research Technician

Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician
Department Pathology (0720)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

A Research Technician position is available in the Department of Pathology at the University of Arizona. The Research Technician will assist the Arizona Repository personnel by performing a variety of technical and clerical duties related to tumor banking efforts, review of patient cases and various cancer studies.

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
  • Perform scientific laboratory procedures that include: maintaining cell cultures requiring the use of sterile techniques, processing of tissue samples for freezing or paraffin embedding, banking bone marrow or blood patient samples and preparing slides using staining techniques, using independent judgment as to work-flow, techniques to be used and quality samples.
  • Data entry into database used for sample inventory control of existing samples.
  • Accurately document incoming and outgoing specimens in log books and electronic database of new or dispensed samples.
  • Compile data, generate and make preliminary analyses and assist researchers in interpreting the data.
  • Conduct experiments using various tests, routines and analyses, where procedures are clearly defined and results readily determined.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted, organize data, prepare data for computer input; input data into database and record computer output.
  • Perform biobanking duties such as receiving, labeling and storing biospecimens.
  • Perform processing and aliquoting of serum and whole blood for biobanking purposes.
  • Use Global Trace for biobanking purposes.
  • Operate laboratory and experimental equipment such as microtomes, microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, analytical balances, photometers, and spectrometers.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances used in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Responsible for keeping inventory and submitting requisitions for supplies.
  • Train students and staff in the operation of equipment and/or in the performance of technical procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
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 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 S24177
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 11/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Monika Schmelz, PhD

Open Date 10/24/2017
Review Start Date 10/30/2017
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 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