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Research Technician II (Part Time) (Multiple Positions)

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

Posting Number: req18323

Department: Senior VP Health Sciences

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Research Technician will assist with the planning and execution of broad scope of ACABI Lab driven, government funded and industry sponsored cardiovascular studies involving human and animal subjects that require the application of scientific knowledge, experience, and extensive wet-lab skills. The Research Technician will be responsible for conducting experiments in a biomedical research laboratory (BCL-2), data collection and management, statistical analysis, and preparation of presentations, annual reports, and manuscripts. The Research Technician will work collaboratively with the principle investigator, Dr. Marvin Slepian, MD., ACABI senior researchers, and independently on the assigned research projects.

The candidate should possess advanced wet-lab skills and familiarity with basic methods and techniques used in biomedical laboratories, including flow cytometry, ELISA, Western blotting, microscopy, routine hematology tests and enzymatic assays, and maintaining cell culture. They will be also responsible for collection and processing of biological samples, including blood, plasma, and serum. The Research Technician will set up and operate laboratory equipment, prepare reagents and stock solutions, and perform daily in vitro experiments. The Research Technician will help to assure the validity of the results obtained by ensuring the operational condition of lab equipment, maintaining protocols and SOPs, purchasing materials and supplies, and managing the efficient use of the lab's resources.

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

  • Conduct research experiments independently with minimal supervision and in collaboration with principle investigator, senior researchers, and graduate students, using routine methods of molecular biology and biochemistry, including flow cytometry, ELISA, Western blotting, fluorescent and electron microscopy, histology, and cell culture. 
  • Collaborate on the development of the experimental design, identification of the appropriate methods, setup, and validation of the experimental protocols, making basic as well as innovative measurements.
  • Assist in the execution of multiple research projects in line with research plan. 
  • Ensure availability of all materials, supplies, and resources, and that an adequate amount is available to facilitate all designated work.   
  • Assist in the formulation of research methods in accordance with the standards of peer reviewed journals and industry affiliates.
  • Operate and maintain basic laboratory equipment (cell counter, ultracentrifuge, micro-plate reader, microscope, specialized hematology equipment), to ensure its operational condition and assure validity of the data obtained through experimentation.
  • Maintain accurate records of experimental protocols; collects and analyses experimental data using routine scientific, graphic, and statistical software, including Excel, PRIZM, MATLAB, and ImageJ.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Ability to manage work effort effectively, and organize, set priorities, and schedule to meet research goals. 
  • Ability to plan and self direct their day-to-day work to meet job function standards and outcomes. 
  • Ability to work under minimal guidance and assigned in the form of desired expectations.
  • Knowledge of all job functions, best research practices, techniques and standards. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.50 - $20.63

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: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

John Jackson |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: If invited to interview, please be prepared to provide three (3) professional references.

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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