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Research Technician I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req17540

Department: Immunobiology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1656 E. Mabel St., Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Wilson Laboratory is seeking a Research Technician to assist in lab management and performing experiments related to multiple basic research projects. The laboratory utilizes a variety of animals models and molecular, biochemical and cellular assays to explore how the dynamic relationship between the intestinal microbiota and the innate immune system impacts chronic inflammation and cancer development/progression. In particular, the laboratory has a strong emphasis on the identification and targeting of cell signal transduction pathways and inflammatory cytokines for the treatment of these diseases. An ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, be well-organized, self-motivated and work well both independently and in larger research groups.

Research in the Department and the University is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities including animal housing, FACS,
DNA, Microarrays, Proteomics and Imaging. University of Arizona is among the top 20 public research and education universities, boasting excellent departments and Centers, as well as lively campus culture, and life and a blossoming recreation center. It is located in sunny Tucson, a city with a vibrant multicultural population of approximately 900,000, a strong economy and business opportunities, and is surrounded by a majestic desert and mountains.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set up lab equipment following detailed procedures.
  • Perform routine laboratory procedures such as handling of autoimmune arthritis model, immuno and histological
    staining, ELISA, Flow analysis, light and fluorescent microscopy, RT-PCR.
  • Analyze data, record information, and maintain logs of experimental data.
  • Mouse colony management including PCR genotyping and weaning of the mouse litters.
  • Assist in training students working in the laboratory.
  • General lab upkeep including ordering and maintaining lab supplies.
  • Assist with grant and manuscript submissions.
  • Manage lab safety protocol, waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Clean/sterilize instruments, glassware, and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $15.00 - $18.75

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Justin Wilson |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload cover letter, resume, and research statement

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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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