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Research Technician I (Biomedical Engineering) (Part Time) (Extended Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req10030

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Kim research group is seeking an inquisitive, well-organized, and highly motivated person for the position of Research Technician I. The candidate will perform, administer, and oversee a wide variety of research projects, related with protein-based functional materials. The selected candidate will be responsible for designing experiments, keeping accurate and current records of specific experiments performed, and mentoring other members of the lab in techniques that they have mastered.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent research on various aspects of the synthesis of recombinant keratin proteins, keratin coating on implants, and characterization of cell-implant interface.
  • Carry out analysis of research samples using advanced techniques and validate the measurements.
  • Assist other researchers in judging the validity of data, research methods, procedures, and techniques and recommends additional tests and/or modifications.
  • Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots many types of scientific apparatuses, equipment, and instruments.
  • Performs a wide variety of complex laboratory or field experiments with responsibility for the independent development ofmethods, techniques and procedures.
  • Oversee a team of undergraduate research assistants to conduct the studies.
  • Summarizes test results and assists in the preparation and writing of papers for publication

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Prior UA experience.
  • Experience with peptide and protein synthesis techniques
  • Experience with modern research methods, data collection, and analyses
  • Experience working as part of a team to maintain progress, which is satisfactory to funding agencies and in accordance with specified project timetables and milestones.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 16

Job FTE: .40

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50

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

Minkyu Kim

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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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