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Research Technician III

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

Posting Number: req19181

Department: Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

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

Position Highlights

The Ottenheijm Lab in the UArizona Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is seeking highly motivated candidates for a full time Research Technician III. Dr. Ottenheijm's NIH-funded research focuses on focuses on identifying the underlying molecular mechanisms, with particular focus on titin, a giant elastic protein that might act as a mechanosensor protein. The successful candidate will possess a cell/molecular skill set with an emphasis on nebulin biology appropriate to accomplish the lab's goals. In addition, they will possess the drive required to research complex disease and will be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform lab experiments with minimal supervision including gel electrophoresis for protein analyses, mouse dissections, and other specific muscle mechanical experiments. Ensure compliance with lab procedures, protocols, and quality control. 
  • Collect and analyze data, and document the results of experiments. Record information and maintain detailed records of experimental procedures and data to assist with planning and analyzing results for presentation purposes. Provide data to PI for use in grant submissions and publications. 
  • Develop, write, and implement lab protocols and standard operating procedures for research lab.
  • Clean, sterilize, and maintain lab equipment.
  • Track inventory and order additional supplies when necessary, in accordance with university purchasing policies and procedures. 
  • Assist and organize with the set-up of the laboratory experiments and equipment and animal enrichment.
  • Train PhD students and other laboratory staff on the use of research equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Life Sciences.

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

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Research & Lab

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Coen Ottenheijm |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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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