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Research Technician I

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

Posting Number: req9655

Department: Immunobiology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1656 E. Mabel St. , Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Wilson Laboratory is seeking a Research Technician to assist in lab management and performing experiments related to multiple basic research projects. The laboratory utilizes a variety of animals models and molecular, biochemical and cellular assays to explore how the dynamic relationship between the intestinal microbiota and the innate immune system impacts chronic inflammation and cancer development/progression. In particular, the laboratory has a strong emphasis on the identification and targeting of cell signal transduction pathways and inflammatory cytokines for the treatment of these diseases. An ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, be well-organized, self-motivated and work well both independently and in larger research groups.

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

  • Mouse colony maintenance, genotyping and experimental models.
  • Cell culture and related in vitro experiments, including generation, genetic manipulation and maintenance of primary cells and cell lines.
  • General lab upkeep including ordering lab supplies, prepare solutions/reagents for the laboratory, assist in compilation/writing of reports, protocols and manuscripts.
  • Protein, RNA and cellular isolation techniques and analyses including western blotting, ELISAs, qPCR and Flow cytometry.
  • Assisting in training new lab members an additional related duties may be assigned as it relates to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Prior work experience not required.

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: $13.50 - $16.66

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Justin Wilson |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit cover letter, resume, and research statement.

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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