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Research Professional I

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

Posting Number: req10635

Department: Immunobiology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

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

Position Highlights

A Research Professional I position is available in the Departments of Immunobiology for a motivated, conscientious, and organized candidate to help determine whether the long-lasting pathological sequelae of stroke lead to the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease associated pathology. The goal of the research is to elucidate signaling molecules, pathways, and cellular mechanism(s) initiated by stroke that contribute to post-stroke dementia, and conduct preclinical testing with small molecule ligands.

The candidate will gain valuable experience in many cutting-edge experimental techniques including: mouse behavior testing; compound/drug administration; immuno- and histological staining; tissue harvesting, sectioning, and processing; brightfield and epi-fluorescent microscopy; RNA sequencing, lipidomics/metabolomics, and data collection, analysis, and compilation.

Aside from research work, the candidate will oversee the preparation of routine solutions, survey and update inventories/databases, train students/staff in the operation of equipment/technical procedures, conduct literature searches, and keep the laboratory clean, organized, and in compliance with safety regulations. The candidate will also attend and present at laboratory meetings.

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

  • Perform standard laboratory procedures such as processing tissue samples and preparing slides using staining techniques.
  • Collect samples and coordinate with companies and service cores for RNA sequencing, lipidomic, and metabolomic processing.
  • Organize data, tabulate results, and perform analysis.
  • Maintain research data in laboratory notebook, write summary reports, and report findings to the investigator.
  • Operate laboratory and experimental equipment such as microtomes, microscopes, centrifuges, analytical balances, a Magpix multiplex immunoassay instrument, Direct Detect protein quantification instrument, sonicators, mouse behavior apparatuses; make minor repairs and make-arrangements for major repairs to be performed.
  • Organize supplies, materials, or equipment and set-up equipment and materials for laboratory experiments.
  • Package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Assist with mathematical and statistical analyses.
  • Follow established procedures to prepare solutions and reagents; perform library research to find appropriate procedures, as required.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as labeling and inventories.
  • Assist in training students working in the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

*In vivo mouse behavioral testing experience. *Comfortable handling and dosing mice. *Tissue sectioning using a microtome. *Immuno and histological staining techniques using mouse brain tissue. *Background in neuroscience and neuroinflammation. *Experience working with mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. *Familiar with ordering from vendors using a P-card or generating a PO.

FLSA: 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: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Kristian Doyle |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload resume, cover letter and statement of research as one document.

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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