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Research Professional I

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

Posting Number: req17668

Department: Surgery

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

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. The Department of Surgery is seeking a Research Professional to support the research functions (including in vivo studies) at the Institute for Cellular Transplantation (ICT).

Research at the ICT focuses on cell therapies, tissue engineering, and artificial organ research and is developing an implantable medical device that will be used in a cell-based therapy for the treatment of diabetes. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be well-organized, and have experience with histology and histo techniques. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaborate with others within the laboratory.

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

  • Conducts components of research projects at the Institute for Cellular Transplantation (ICT), including standard laboratory tasks and in vivo studies.
  • Collaborates with senior researchers to design research methodologies for cell therapies, tissue engineering, and artificial organ research, as well as an implantable medical device that will be used in a cell-based therapy for the treatment of diabetes.  
  • Designs databases for research purposes, and assists in data analysis and preparation of data summaries/reports/ presentations/publications. Conducts literature reviews.
  • Uses analyzed data to assist in the development of grant applications and preparation of reports of research results.
  • Maintains exceptional and detailed written/electronic records of experimental data as required.
  • Complies with regulatory guidelines and standards.
  • Assists and trains staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars on equipment operation and research techniques, and performing and designing experiments in the laboratory.
  • Identifies and recommends solutions to identifiable problems.
  • Provides laboratory management, administrative, and technical support to research projects, including photocopies, files, and record keeping.
  • Support other testing needs of the laboratory as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • One (1) year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Physiology, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences, or related field.
  • Experience with histology, imaging, and H&E staining.
  • Experience with GxP compliance.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $47,356 - $59,195

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Guevara |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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