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Research Specialist

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Position Details

Position Information

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

A Research Specialist position is available immediately in the Granzier research group in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. The successful candidate will be an experienced, self-motivated individual with analytical and communication skills able to assist with daily lab operations.

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!

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
  • Advanced Molecular Biology skills (particularly protein analysis, Western blotting, Mass Spec, etc.).
  • Assist in the design of experiments for research data collection.
  • Compile data and generate computerized statistical data for analytical purposes.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted.
  • Maintain quality control and lab safety.
  • Work with researchers in the preparation and writing of research publications and research grant proposals.
  • Train and supervise graduate students, postdocs, and lab technicians.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Working knowledge of advanced molecular biology techniques.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Insights in statistical analysis.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing).
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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or related field.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working with mouse models.
  • Advanced experience in working with proteins.
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 $37,440 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23827
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 09/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Henk Granzier, PhD
granzier@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 08/18/2017
Review Start Date 08/23/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

In the Cover Letter, please explain the level of interest in this position.

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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

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
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    • LinkedIn
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    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Upon hire, will 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
Optional Documents