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Research Specialist, Principal - Division of Translational Regenerative Medicine

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist, Principal - Division of Translational Regenerative Medicine
Department Medicine (0713)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Research Specialist, Principal position is open for a person who has extensive research experience in lung biology and experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and cell physiology. In addition to his/her own experimental procedures, the Research Specialist, Principal will work with other lab members to study the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury.

The primary purpose of this appointment is to engage in advanced research training for the Research Specialist, Principal. Under the Principal Investigator’s mentorship, the Research Specialist, Principal will be engaging in research activities that include: a) daily experimental work in the lab, b) presenting his/her experimental results both within departmental meetings and in conferences, and writing manuscripts, fellowship and grant applications based on his/her research results; and c) working as a member of the principal investigator’s lab team.

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 mitochondrial biology techniques, including mitochondrial isolation, mito-tracker and microscopy to image fission/fusion and co-localization of proteins of interest.
  • Perform molecular biological techniques (e.g., Western blot, gene transfection, mutagenesis, plasmid amplification).
  • Work independently to advance a number of projects; review project progress and develop plans to complete experiments.
  • Train new lab members, supervise subordinates.
  • Attend weekly lab meetings, present and discuss data.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent).
  • 5+ years of experience in lung biology.
  • Basic cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Imaging experience.
  • Interest/experience in mitochondrial dynamics.
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 $50,070 - $62,587 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24504
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Tanya Gonzales

Open Date 01/26/2018
Review Start Date 01/31/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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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 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

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 doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; 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