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Research Technician (Extended Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician (Extended Temporary)
Department Children's Research Center (0772)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

At the UA Steele Children’s Research Center, our physician-scientists and researchers are passionately dedicated to improving children’s health through basic science research, translational research and clinical research.

As the research arm of the UA Department of Pediatrics, the Steele Center is one of the prestigious Centers of Excellence in the UA College of Medicine.

Our researchers and physician-scientists conduct research in many areas, such as autism, autoimmune disorders, cancer and blood diseases, type 1 diabetes, GI disorders and lung disease, to name a few. Our researchers receive grant support from national funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, foundations, non-profit organizations and community philanthropy.

The Children’s Research Center seeks a candidate for a position of Research Technician to pursue studies related to the role of sodium-hydrogen exchanger 8 in mucosal protection and tumor development in the intestine. Work will involve cell culture, immunological, molecular biological procedures and in vivo murine experiments. This position is in the research lab of Drs. Fayez K. Ghishan and Hua Xu.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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
  • Work independently under the supervision of the principal investigator and become an active member of the lab.
  • Maintain and genotype mouse colony.
  • Perform experiments using mammalian cell culture.
  • Work with immunofluorescence detection on animal tissues and cultured cells.
  • Perform DNA/RNA/protein isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis and western blots, etc.
  • Prepare buffers, reagents, and media.
  • Maintain laboratory records and assist with ordering supplies.
  • Participate in manuscript preparation, journal clubs and lab meetings.
  • Help train undergraduate students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of organizational practices.
  • Skill in organizing work of self and others.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see the 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 $11.00 - $13.53 Per hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24392
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Hua Xu

Open Date 12/18/2017
Review Start Date 12/25/2017
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. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents