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Researcher/Scientist III

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

Posting Number: req11115

Department: Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine is recruiting for a full-time Researcher/Scientist III to work in Dr. Granzier's research lab. The highly accomplished candidate will be responsible for leading the design, organization, and management of multiple complex research projects aimed at studying the structure and function of titin and nebulin in striated muscle. Candidate will oversee the day to day operations of the lab including supervising other research staff, participate in the collection and analysis of data, co-author or co-present the results of the data to internal and external stakeholders, and participate in the writing and submission of grant proposals and IRB protocols. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cellular and molecular biology with hands-on experience in genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics techniques. Experience in working with genetically targeted mouse models is strongly preferred.

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

  • Lead complex research projects aimed at studying the structure and function of titin and nebulin in striated muscle using techniques including, but not limited to, high resolution optical microscopy (e.g., SIM), electron microscopy, muscle mechanics, single fiber mechanics, optical diffraction, X-ray diffraction.
  • Formulate and/or collaborate new techniques and research methods, and develops research criteria.
  • Manage the laboratory, oversee daily operations of the projects, and supervise support personnel.
  • Maintain existing equipment for muscle structure and function studies and develop new methods and techniques.
  • Evaluate the research lab needs for supplies, equipment, and new technologies.
  • Responsible for data collection, data analysis, assemble figures and contribute and co-author research publications.
  • Participate in writing grant proposals and acquiring of pilot data.
  • Contribute to maintaining regulatory compliance, including writing and submitting IACUC and IRB protocols.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning
    attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience is

Preferred Qualifications

*Master's Degree in life sciences. *Experience in working with genetically targeted mouse models.

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

Henk Granzier |

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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