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Research Staff Scientist

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Staff Scientist
Department Cancer Center Division (0721)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

There is an opportunity available to will work in the laboratory for Drs. Steffan Nawrocki and Jennifer Carew which entails managing a cancer research laboratory, performing experimentation and analysis in support of research projects, assisting with training of students, and participation in writing of scientific manuscripts and grant applications.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is seeking a Research Staff Scientist. The UACC is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education.

The Cancer Center’s 73 research labs and more than 300 nationally and internationally renowned physician and scientist members work to bring the power of research to cancer prevention and treatment through a direct link between the latest research discoveries and patient care.

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 and optional retirement plans; 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 and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage daily laboratory operations including organizational and logistical features to maximize overall lab productivity.
  • Perform research activities in support of funded projects with the expectation of generating data for publication and presentation.
  • Function as a scientific leader and facilitate the implementation of cutting edge techniques into research design with a particular focus on molecular approaches.
  • Compile and evaluate research data and produce figures/summaries for presentation and publication.
  • Assist principal investigators in preparation of grants and publications.
  • Help to train junior members of the laboratory.
  • Additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) or M.S. and 10 years of experience in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology.
  • Experience working with mouse models of cancer.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Research expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques.
  • Experience working with oncolytic viruses, small molecule anti-cancer therapeutics, antibodies, and other experimental cancer therapeutics.
  • Expertise in protein analysis such as immunoblotting, microscopy techniques, and flow cytometry.
  • Experience with various cell death and cell viability assays.
  • Research experience with mouse models of cancer, including xenograft, syngeneic, and patient-derived xenograft models of both hematologic and solid tumors.
  • Experience with isolation and working with cancer cells obtained from primary patient specimens.
  • Experience with analysis of large data sets obtained from microarray and RNA sequencing experiments using Partek or similar and gene ontology software.
  • Previous experience training student lab workers.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $70,000 - $90,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22359
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Steffan Nawrocki

Open Date 02/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
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.

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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 Ph.D. or M.S. and 10 years of experience in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working with mouse models of cancer?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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