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Research Technician - Division of Endocrinology (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)

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Position Information

Title Research Technician - Division of Endocrinology (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)
Department Medicine (0713)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Please Note: This posting has been changed from ‘One’ to ‘Multiple’ vacancies, and the review date has been extended to 3/12/2018. The Department of Medicine is seeking a Research Technician who is interested in performing essential lab techniques for assigned research projects. The primary purpose of this position is to aid in technical aspects of the ongoing research activities, maintaining and using lab equipment, and performing other necessary day-to-day function in the lab. The job will focus on studying in vivo mechanisms involved in the development and progression of pulmonary hypertension with the specific focus on gender dimorphism of this disease. The job will require collection, analysis and presentation of the data from various experiments.

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 standard laboratory procedures such as western blotting, maintaining cell cultures and processing tissue samples.
  • Small animal handling and care, maintenance of the transgenic animals.
  • Assist in performing surgeries and dissections of animals which includes setting up equipment and supplies, preparing animals for surgery, anesthetizing and monitoring heart rate of animal and harvesting tissue samples and readily accessible organs.
  • Operate laboratory and experimental equipment such as multi-plate reader, image station, microscopes, spectrophotometer, centrifuges, pH meter, analytical balances etc.
  • Follow established procedures to prepare solutions, media and reagents using arithmetical calculations for measuring; performs library research to find appropriate procedures, as required.
  • Assist with basic mathematical and statistical analyses.
  • Compile data and assist in routine preliminary analyses; maintain research data in laboratory notebook, write summary reports and present findings to investigator.
  • Coordinate the lab day-to-day activities.
  • Organize supplies, materials or equipment and sets-up equipment for laboratory experiments.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as filing, typing, labeling and billing; inventories and requisitions supplies and materials.
  • 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

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
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in laboratory and research work.
  • Knowledge of research and laboratory equipment appropriate to the area of the assignment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Skill in recording research data.
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 $10.82 - $13.48 Per Hour, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24391
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Tanya Gonzales

Open Date 12/19/2017
Review Start Date 03/12/2018
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. Resume
Optional Documents