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Research/Laboratory Assistant (Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research/Laboratory Assistant (Temporary)
Department Surgery (0702)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The mission of the University of Arizona Department of Surgery is to foster excellence in patient care, surgical education, research, and technical innovation. We strive to be leaders and role models of excellence, innovation, and caring in all that we do, and we are committed to train the next generation of surgeon leaders. Our actions exemplify our core values of compassion, integrity, respect, pursuit of knowledge, responsibility, and diversity.

This assignment is temporary, from 03/19/2018 – 05/31/2018.

The Department of Surgery is seeking a Research/Laboratory Assistant to assist the Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) with ongoing studies. This position will include performing standard laboratory procedures, cleaning, and maintaining laboratory equipment. This individual will analyze data, record detailed documentation and report to participating investigators; assist with writing papers and manuscripts for publication; may be required to travel to remote locations to perform research experiments.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform standard laboratory procedures such as maintaining cell cultures requiring the use of sterile technique, processing tissue samples and preparing slides using staining techniques.
  • Compile data and assist in routine preliminary analyses; maintain research data in laboratory notebook, write summary reports and report findings to investigator.
  • Assist in the development of written operating procedures and perform quality control checks ensuring procedures are followed.
  • Collect samples or data and perform lab analysis and/or quantify and tabulate results.
  • Organize supplies, materials or equipment and set-up equipment for laboratory experiments or demonstrations; may perform minor equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Assist with basic mathematical and statistical analyses.
  • Clean glassware and other laboratory equipment or materials using appropriate standards; keep laboratory area clean.
  • Assist in training research students working in the laboratory.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents minimum qualifications listed below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Three years of related laboratory or field research experience; 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 No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.50 - $13.00 Per Hour, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24693
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 03/19/2018
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/31/2018
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Guevara
Personnel Affairs Coordinator
(520) 626-3842

Open Date 03/07/2018
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 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 three years of related laboratory or field research experience; OR,any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter