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Research Specialist

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist
Department Asthma/Airway Disease Rsch Ctr (0723)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Research Specialist position. The ideal candidate will investigate the mechanisms involved in complex respiratory diseases, with specific emphasis on asthma. The successful applicant will work on a cutting-edge project in collaboration with the Helmholtz Institute (Munich, Germany) investigating in vivo and in vitro responses to environmental exposures from Bavarian farms. This research will be critical to the University and A2DRC’s efforts to advance multidisciplinary translational programs in airway disease and asthma prevention.

The A2DRC is led by Fernando D. Martinez, MD. Since the 1970’s the A2DRC has conducted interdisciplinary research and translational medicine that integrates clinical medicine with epidemiology, immunology, genetics, epigenetics, pharmacology and cutting edge technology in order to understand and treat airway disease. The center’s mission is to improve our understanding of the risk factors, natural history, biology and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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
  • Conduct immunologic research using in vivo and in vitro models.
  • Prepare material for publications.
  • Participate in group meetings and Center seminars.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • May need to work some nights and weekends.
  • Perform other duties and or special projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
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
  • Experience in immunology research: in vitro cellular techniques (tissue culture, cell isolation, flow cytometry), ELISA, molecular techniques (nucleic acid isolation, PCR).
  • Experience with in vivo mouse work (immunizations and exposure, dissection, perfusion, lung function measurements, genotyping).
  • Good communication skills.
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 $31,125 - $38,443 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24566
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 02/26/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Oksana Pivniouk
oksana@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 02/06/2018
Review Start Date 02/12/2018
Close Date 05/31/2018
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/26503
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
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • 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 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