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Research Technician III, Child Health (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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

Posting Number: req17656

Department: COM Phx Child Health

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 425 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

Are you a Undergraduate student who is proficient with immunology and animal research? If you are, The College of Medicine-Phoenix is searching for a Research Technician to help us achieve our mission to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond.

A Research Technician III position is available with the Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix in the laboratory of Dr. Mario Otto. We are looking for a highly motivated, team-orientated candidate with excellent communication skills and a willingness to excel in a fast-paced research environment. As a Research Technician III, you will assist in an ongoing research program that focuses on the development of organoid, cell, and targeted therapies for pediatric cancer. The laboratory uses conventional and novel tumor-targeted approaches for research that includes cellular therapies, nanotechnology, and small molecule drug development.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Bioscience Core 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. 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.

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

  • Perform cell isolation and culture, preparation of media and tissue culture reagents, and maintenance and special manipulations of cell lines (e.g. transfection).
  • Prepare and run biological and biochemical assays such as cytotoxicity assays, ELISA, PCR, and flow cytometry.
  • Work with chemical analysis of novel small molecules and inorganic nanoparticles.
  • Maintain the mouse colony, which includes rodent work, and related experimentation (dissections, injections of biological compounds, minor and major surgeries).
  • Contribute to data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Train students and new staff in lab techniques and procedures.
  • Perform general lab maintenance, record-keeping, ordering, and inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline; including, mouse and animal care, cancer cell biology and basic Research Laboratory skills.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Cell and Molecular biology, biochemistry, or related Life Sciences field of study.

* Previous experience working with rodents and other experimental animals.

* Experience maintaining and servicing laboratory equipment.

* Demonstrated ability with laboratory organization, procedures and record keeping.

FLSA: Non-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: $18.15 - $22.69 per Hour, Depending on Experience

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

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).

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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