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Research Technologist II

Company:
The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Category:
Laboratory and Research
Type:
Full-Time

Posting Number: req19706

Department: Physics

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Wolgemuth lab at the University of Arizona is looking to hire a research technologist to carry out experiments, theory, and computational modeling of the Biophysics of Leptonema Swimming. This position will involve cell culture and quantitative live cell imaging of saprophytic and pathogenic bacterial species; fabrication of tissue-like environments; optical trapping experiments on living bacteria; quantitative analysis of microscopy images; analytical calculations involving filament dynamics at low Reynolds number; and writing code and running simulations related to the swimming of these bacteria.

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

  • Carry out experiments, theory, and computational modeling of the Biophysics of Leptonema Swimming.
  • Will
    involve cell culture and quantitative live cell imaging of saprophytic
    and pathogenic bacterial species; fabrication of tissue-like
    environments; optical trapping experiments on living bacteria;
    quantitative analysis of microscopy images; analytical calculations
    involving filament dynamics at low Reynolds number; and writing code and
    running simulations related to the swimming of these bacteria.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in Physics, specifically.
  • At least 5 years' experience in quantitative, live cell imaging in a BSL 2 lab.
  • At least 2 years' experience with micro-manipulation and force measurements.
  • Experience coding in Matlab and Python.
  • At least 2 years' experience using tracking software to quantitatively analyze the motion of bacteria or other microorganisms.
  • Experience writing code and running simulations on low Reynolds number filaments dynamics, such as immersed boundary methods, resistive force theory, and/or regularized Stokeslet methods.

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)

Grade

8

Compensation Guidance

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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.

Grade Range Minimum

$59404

Grade Range Midpoint

$74254

Grade Range Maximum

$89105

Career Stream and Level

PC2

Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function

Research

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Charles Wolgemuth

wolg@arizona.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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