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Research Technician I (Part Time)(Extended Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req10638

Department: Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Ignatenko Lab within Cellular & Molecular Medicine is seeking an inquisitive, well-organized, and highly motivated person for the position of Research Technician I. Candidate will perform data collection, laboratory techniques, and assist with and provide general laboratory support of limited scope requiring initiative and judgment based on knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. Dr. Ignatenko's research focuses on the role and regulation of serine protease Kallikrein 6 in metastatic colon cancer.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

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

  • Performs scientific data collections and analyses involving routine procedures characterized by moderate use of independent judgment. Communicates research progress and experimental problem resolution to senior lab personnel and PI regularly.
  • Conducts experiments using various tests, protocols, and analyses where procedures are clearly defined and results readily determined. Knowledge of aseptic technique required.
  • Maintains comprehensive detailed records of studies conducted and their outcomes.
  • Compiles and organizes data, prepares data for computer input and generates computerized statistical analyses using software packages; makes preliminary conclusions and assists researchers in interpreting the data.
  • Operates essential laboratory and experimental equipment including microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, analytical balances, ELISA plate reader, and gel electrophoresis units. Understands the applications and limitations of various equipment items.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

*Prior UA experience. *Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses. *Knowledge of basic veterinary technician practices/animal care and husbandry. *Ability to work well with others as a team to maintain progress, which is satisfactory to funding agencies and in accordance with specified project timetables and milestones. *Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing. *Skill in troubleshooting experimental problems, analyzing and evaluating data.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: .50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full 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: 1/31/2023

Contact Information for Candidates

Natalia Ignatenko |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume 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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