Research Specialist, Senior, Department of Internal Medicine (Phoenix, AZ)

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Position Information

Title Research Specialist, Senior, Department of Internal Medicine (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Internal Medicine (0669)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, invites candidates to join our team as a Research Specialist, Senior. The Research Specialist, Senior will work with members of the Pulmonary and Endothelial Cell Laboratory, and will be expected to perform skilled procedures, tests and analyses. A successful candidate will demonstrate their aptitude for scientific processes and previous training in cell and molecular biology. The Research Specialist, Senior will work with animal models, perform animal surgeries and maintain animal colonies. This position will also be expected to process human and animal tissues or organs as needed for histological or flow cytometry experiments.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium. The University of Arizona Cancer Center in association with Dignity Health recently opened a new clinical facility and a new research building is under construction.

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
  • Supervises activities of subordinates and participates in the training of students in laboratory methods.
  • Directs, monitors and participates in research activities including data collection, evaluation and analysis for a research project.
  • Conducts complex research work and independently reviews professional literature to design appropriate research methodologies, techniques and procedures.
  • Assists faculty researchers, or may act independently, in the planning and designing of research projects, establishing priorities and recommending schedules, time tables and costs.
  • Assists faculty researchers, or may act independently, in the preparation and writing of research proposals for new funding sources.
  • Co-authors or authors research papers and manuscripts for publication and presents them at conferences and workshops.
  • Creates, fabricates, operates, maintains, repairs and trains others in the operation of research support equipment for the development of research data.
  • Coordinates and/or performs computerized data reduction and analyses including complex statistical computations; prepares and/or generates final statistical reports using a computer and independently interprets research data.
  • Performs complex statistical analyses which includes selecting appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to perform the analyses and producing written reports on the result of the analysis.
  • Performs administrative functions such as procurement of laboratory supplies and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application.
  • Skill in leading, coordinating and/or supervising the work of others.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in cell biology, biochemistry, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in complex rodent surgery.
  • Minimum of 3 years of cell and molecular biology.
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 $39,173 - $54,288 Annually, Depending on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24670
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources and Business Administration

Open Date 03/08/2018
Review Start Date 03/13/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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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. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years related research experience; OR, a Bachelor'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