Research Specialist (Multiple)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist (Multiple)
Department Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res (2450)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences is currently seeking a well-organized and highly motivated person for the position of Research Specialist for the Aquaculture Pathology Lab (APL). The incumbent will perform diagnosis of diseases in shrimp by polymerase chain reaction. The candidate must be highly detail-oriented and able to work well on their own with good organization and multi-tasking skills.

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 nucleic acid extractions and PCR/RT-PCR/qPCR for diagnostic cases.
• Work with other team members of APL to develop improved PCR methods for the detection of viral and bacterial pathogens infecting shrimp.
• Adhere to ISO procedures and regulations.
• Data entry to APL Database, analysis of data, preparation of reports, and providing reports to the clients and interacting with the clients on a regular basis.
• Isolation and culturing of bacterial pathogens infecting shrimp.
PCR detection of bacterial pathogens, sequencing of PCR amplicons and sequence analysis to characterize bacteria.
• Carry out shrimp bioassay using bacterial pathogens, sampling of animals and PCR diagnostic of pathogens.
• Oversee student workers.
• Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Ability to work autonomously.
• Ability to successfully manage time and competing priorities.
• Ability to effectively communicate with others.
• Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.
Also, experience in nucleic acid isolation, PCR and gel electrophoresis are required.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six 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 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 S24228
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 12/04/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Angelica Aros

Open Date 11/10/2017
Review Start Date 11/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

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  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 AND two years related research experience; OR, Six 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 in nucleic acid isolation, PCR and gel electrophoresis?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents