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Research Technician I (Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req9923

Department: School of Plant Sciences-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

A short-term research specialist position is available in the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona to participate in a research project to genetically modify plants in the genus Capsella. The candidate will also assist in the phenotypic characterization of genetically modified Capsella. The candidate will work in the School of Plant Sciences on the main campus of the University of Arizona. In the lab, the candidate will work to generate plasmids containing genes necessary to introduce CRISPR constructs. The candidate should have experience in molecular biology and familiarity with plants. The ideal candidate will have expertise in designing and constructing plasmids for plant transformation. Finally, the position will direct and mentor undergraduate research associates working on the project. The candidate will be required to work with potentially hazardous materials such as toxic chemicals and/or radioactive material.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability programs; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs careful and detailed molecular analyses to successfully design and construct plasmids for plant transformation.
  • Participates in scientific data collections, reductions and analyses involving routine procedures characterized by moderate use of independent judgement.
  • Communicates and coordinates activities of collaborating researchers while accurately logging activities. Assists in the coordination of laboratory personnel.
  • Maintains detailed records of studies conducted, organizes data, prepares data for computer input and records computer output.
  • Compiles data and generates computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using software packages; makes preliminary analyses and assists researchers in interpreting the data.
  • Writes summaries of projects, documenting
    location, findings and procedures used and assists in writing reports by
    conducting literature searches and background research; prepares bibliographies
    as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience in the construction of plasmids for plant transformation.
  • Experience with molecular biology and plants
  • Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment
  • Two years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment

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 - Limited Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 8/15/2022

Contact Information for Candidates

Mark Beilstein

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit a Statement of Research Interest in the additional document slot.

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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