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Researcher/Scientist III, TCRC (College of Medicine - Phoenix)

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

Posting Number: req19287

Department: COM Phx Trans Cardio Rsrch Ctr

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The laboratory of Dr. Hongyu Qiu of the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center (TCRC) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix invites highly motivated candidates to apply for a Researcher/Scientist III position in her NIH-funded lab. The successful candidate should have training in the broad area of biomedical sciences and specifically, molecular and cellular biology. The candidate should also have experience with designing, organizing, managing and carrying out research in a cell and molecular biology laboratory setting.

This position involves analyzing research hypotheses using controlled investigations, experiments and/or trials for research on cardiovascular disease using cell models of cardiac pathology, with a goal toward translating basic science findings to clinically viable potential therapeutics. The position is best suited for someone who is detailed oriented, conscientious, and able to follow instructions and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner, both orally and in writing.

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

  • Develop, plan, design, and conduct advanced, multi-disciplinary research. Review progress and evaluate results. 
  • Formulate research methods, and develop or collaborate in the development of new techniques, methods, and equipment.
  • Recommend solutions for research methodology by interpreting principles and analyzing complex facts.
  • Perform aspects related to cellular and molecular biology research that include, but are not limited to: 
    * qRT-PCR
    * Immunoblotting
    * Immunocytofluorescence
    * Histological preparations and imaging
    * Cell culture 
    * Molecular cloning 
    * Generation of DNA expression constructs 
    * Development and preparation of adenoviruses and adeno-associated viruses for expression construct gene transfer
  • Review and edit protocols to ensure coherence, completeness, and consistency.
  • Participate in the acquisition of research funding by initiating and writing grant proposals.
  • Participate in the writing and research for publications and presentations.
  • Guide the work of others and/or provides guidance to a specialized laboratory or research area.
  • Manage daily laboratory operations, including supplies ordering and lab inventories related to cellular and molecular biology techniques that will include common use items (e.g., compressed gas, dry ice and liquid nitrogen).
  • Coordinate laboratory work, including lab equipment management.
  • Data analysis, spreadsheet management, and data presentations.
  • Assist with the maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies inventory.
  • Serve as the biosafety and chemical safety officer for TCRC, including the management of all lab safety and approval protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of coordinating experiments, and completing analysis, statistics, and interpretation.
  • Skilled in grant writing and manuscript preparation.
  • Ability to participate at scientific conferences and present findings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

* A Bachelor's degree in cell and molecular biology or a related field, master's degree is preferred.

* Minimum of 2 years of experience performing the following cell and molecular biological techniques:
o molecular biology, expression construct design, preparation and use
o cell culture for testing expression construct function
o immunoblotting
o immunocytofluorescence and related microscopy

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: $59,404 - $74,254

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



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

Researchers & Scientists

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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

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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