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Research Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician
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 College of Medicine recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UA CoM’s mission includes the provision of its service and resources to all Arizona residents. The College’s commitment to creating and supporting programs that enhance diversity of thought, background, ethnicity and perspective, and which attract a diverse faculty to service diverse populations, is evident in part through the following programs: the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, the Native American Research and Training Center, and the award winning Telemedicine program.

The Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine 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 is seeking applicants for the position of Research Technician in the Shrikant Lab. Research in the Shrikant Lab has focused on unraveling the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning T cell responses to tumor and exploit them for immunotherapy of cancer. The laboratory uses mouse models and human clinical material to investigate the regulation of antigen specific T cell responses to cancer.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a passion for science that wants to join a team-oriented lab in an academic environment. This is a great opportunity for either an individual interested in a long-term career as research technician or a recent college graduate interested in pursuing a career in science or medical research. A minimum commitment of two years is desired.

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
  • General processing and culture of mouse cells and tissues, genotyping and maintenance of the mouse colony.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of the experimental work.
  • Responsible for the generation of lab reagents, ordering of laboratory supplies, and lab-related administrative tasks.
  • Initiative to learn new skills, conduct challenging experiments, and produce presentable results.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Very good documentation skills.
  • Proactive attitude, great interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a collaborative manner.
  • 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
  • Previous lab experience in animal colony management, cellular and immunology, tumor therapy, or closely related discipline is highly desired.
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 S23679
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Protul Shrikant, PhD

Open Date 07/24/2017
Review Start Date 07/31/2017
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