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

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req5496

Department: COM Phx Campus Administration

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

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

Position Highlights

The laboratory of Dr. Christopher Glembotski at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix invites highly motivated candidates to apply for a Researcher/Scientist III position. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual with training in the broad area of biomedical sciences. The candidate should have experience performing research in a laboratory setting designing, organizing, managing and carrying out research. The incumbent will analyze research hypothesis using controlled investigations, experiments and/or trials for research on studies focused on cardiovascular disease using cell models of cardiac pathology, with a goal toward translating basic science findings to clinically viable potential therapeutics. This individual should be detailed oriented, conscientious, and able to follow instructions and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus 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.

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

  • Develops, plans, designs, and conducts research. Reviews progress and evaluates results. Coordinates laboratory work including lab equipment management. Responsible or operation of a specialized research area or lab.
  • Formulates research methods. Develops or collaborates in the development of new techniques, methods, and equipment.
  • Contributes to ensuring regulatory compliance of the research program by coordinating with granting agencies and regulators as required by research program.
  • Evaluates current and future technologies.
  • Participates in the acquisition of research funding by initiating and writing grant proposals.
  • Participates or authors articles in peer-reviewed journals, books or chapter publications. Participate or presents at
  • Reviews and edits protocols to ensure coherence, completeness, and consistency.
  • Guides 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 small animal physiology techniques that will include common use items (e.g., surgical equipment, glassware, medical-grade oxygen).
  • Contribute as a scientific team member to research projects in the TCRC that involve several techniques related to small animal cardiovascular physiology that include, but are not limited to:
    • Microsurgical techniques (e.g. transverse aortic constriction, ischemia/reperfusion
    • Device implantation, etc.)
    • Necropsies, ex vivo experimentation (Langendorff isolated perfused hearts)
    • Hemodynamic measurements
    • Isolation and culture of primary neonatal and adult rodent cells
    • Echocardiography and MRI/PET imaging 
  • Assist in the management and organization of small animal colonies and breeding.
  • Data analysis, spreadsheet management, and data presentations.
  • Assist with the maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies inventory.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in physiology or related field or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in physiology or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience perform histopathological techniques (American Society for Clinical Pathology certification or related certification preferred, but not required).
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience performing the following small animal physiology: Rodent colony management (breeding plans, animal handling, record keeping)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Microsurgical techniques (aseptic technique, rodent ventilation and anesthesia, invasive survival and non-survival surgical techniques)* Necropsies and tissue biopsies

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: $47,048 - $65,344 annually, Depending on Experience.

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



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

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

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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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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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