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Research Technician III, Internal Medicine (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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

Posting Number: req8395

Department: COM Phx Internal Medicine

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Department of Internal Medicine is seeking a Research Technician III position for the laboratory of Dr. Timothy Marlowe in the pre-clinical discovery of Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) inhibitors. The successful candidate for this position will have experience in medicinal chemistry techniques, both small molecule & peptide chemistry, peptide purification, HPLC and/or LC-MS. Candidate will be responsible for synthesizing peptide drug analogs, preparation of chemical reagents, designing chemical analogs, general lab maintenance, and other duties as required.

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. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs chemical synthesis, compound purification/extraction, and compound characterization via LC-MS and NMR.
  • Optimizes HPLC procedures, designs routes of chemical synthesis, designs peptide analogs, and advises on laboratory instrumentation.
  • Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs equipment, machinery and instruments used for research.
  • Compiles and analyzes data, maintains research data in laboratory notebook, writes summary reports and reports findings to principal investigator.
  • Organizes the chemistry laboratory, assists with chemical inventory and chemical safety, helps with laboratory orders, and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates' Degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required in addition to education requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience performing research in a laboratory setting.

* Experience with peptide synthesis, organic chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

* Experience with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and flash chromatography.

* Experience in drug design.

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: $14.91 - $20.16 per Hour, Depending on Experience

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

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).

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 an 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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