Research Technician II, Department of Translational Neurosciences (Part-Time)(Phoenix)
Posting Number: req17619
Department: COM Phx Translational Neurosci
Location: Greater Phoenix Area
Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
Position HighlightsA Research Technician II (Part-Time) position is available in the Department of Translational Neurosciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in scientific support for an ongoing lab project, in collaboration with other members of the lab, as well conduct as an independent research project, depending on their level of interest and skill set. The successful applicant will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual with basic training in biology and experience performing research in a laboratory setting. This individual should be detailed oriented, conscientious, and able to follow instructions, and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.
The mission of the Translational Neurosciences Department is to leverage innovative and advanced research approaches to discover the causes of neurological and mental health disorders and translate those insights into new therapies. The Department occupies a brand new 9,000 square foot, $15 million, state-of-the-art research space with many advanced capabilities, and is linked to a newly constructed and well-designed animal research facility.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Under the supervision and guidance of the principal investigator, performs laboratory techniques and procedures required for experimental studies and projects as assigned.
- Perform microscopy and image analysis using an advanced software suite designed for accurately tracing neuronal structures and generating quantitative morphometric data.
- Assist in performing animal experiments and in setting up new behavioral paradigms and equipment.
- Assist with performing scientific data collections, reductions, and analyses involving routine procedures.
- Maintain accurate records of experimental protocols, obtained data, and analysis performed based on specific experiments for a given project.
- Write summaries of projects, documenting findings and procedures used, and assist in writing reports by conducting literature searches and background research, prepare bibliographies as required.
- Compile data and generate computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using software packages, make preliminary analyses and assist in interpreting the data.
- Conduct library searches to find research information on related procedures and techniques that can be used in the laboratory.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in laboratory and research work.
- Ability to learn and follow scientific protocols. Detail-oriented, organized, and maintain a clean working environment.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Skill in recording research data.
- High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
- Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
* Bachelor's in neuroscience, biomedical science, biology, or related field of study.
* Laboratory experience with tissue culture and handling of animal viruses.
* Familiarity with immunological methods such as western blotting and immunofluorescence.
* Proficiency with basic molecular biology techniques, such as cloning, electrophoresis, PCR, Northern and Southern blotting.
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 24
Job FTE: 0.60
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $17.00
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Research & Lab
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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).
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