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Research Specialist (Part Time - Full Time)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist (Part Time - Full Time)
Department Immunobiology (0707)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Located in beautiful Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UA CoM) was established in 1967 and has 20 departments, five basic science and 15 clinical science, along with 14 Centers of Excellence, dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching. With research funding reaching nearly $141 million in 2014, come be a part of the team that is dedicated to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

The Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The department is growing into a nationally and internationally recognized research and educational center. We strive to blend the excitement of fundamental immunological research with the relevance of its work. Over the past several decades, immunobiology has emerged to stand at the forefront of biomedical research, and is likely to remain there for many decades to come. There has never been a more exciting time to work in and study immunobiology.

Currently the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Specialist in the Nikolich-Zugich Lab. This position will primarily focus on assessing cellular immune function in human blood samples from individuals of all ages, and with various different persistent viral infections. The ideal candidate will have some previous experience with flow cytometry, ELISA and/or tissue culture techniques. Data analysis and database management skills will be highly useful. The ability to work independently, and a very high level of organizational skills will be required.

Research in the Department and the University is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities including animal housing, FACS, DNA, Microarrays, Proteomics and Imaging. University of Arizona is amongst the top 20 public research and education universities, boasting excellent departments and Centers, as well as lively campus culture, and life and a blossoming recreation center. It is located in sunny Tucson, a city with a vibrant multicultural population of approximately 900,000, a strong economy and business opportunities. Tucson is surrounded by a majestic desert and mountains rising to more than 9,000 feet.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells and plasma from human blood samples.
  • Perform multiparameter flow cytometry experiments with human peripheral blood samples.
  • ELISA screening of human plasma for various proteins.
  • Database management and data analysis (REDCap, Excel, Prism, FlowJo).
  • There may be additional duties assigned to this position.
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 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 To be determined.
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20 - 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA To Be Determined
Posted Rate of Pay $31,125 - $38,443 Annually, DOE (to be prorated by FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24269
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Megan Smithey
smithey@email.arizona.edu
520-626-0581

Open Date 11/15/2017
Review Start Date 11/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/23266
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
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • 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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents