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Research Technician IV, Department of Child Health (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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

Posting Number: req11165

Department: COM Phx Child Health

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 425 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

A part-time Research Technician IV position is available with the Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix in the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program working on acquired neurological injury. The successful applicant will contribute to our efforts to understand the mechanisms neuroendocrine dysregulation and sex differences on post-injury circuit disruption, dismantling, and reorganization. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has exceptional analytical and communication skills, capacity to work, and a strong background in (neuro)anatomy, neuroendocrinology, rodent surgery, rodent behavior, histology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The position offers the opportunity to work in an exciting research program that investigates all aspects of acquired neurological injury, in the laboratory and the clinic, from behavior to cellular mechanism.

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

  • Assist with research experiments in
    collaboration with other team members, including the use of biochemical, cell
    and molecular biology, histological, microscopic, microbiological, and/or
    animal assays.
  • Assist with performing amperometry, 3D
    neuron reconstruction, confocal microscopy, rodent behavioral experiments, dual
    photon/multiphoton microscopy, flow cytometry, laser capture microdissection,
    and associated analysis.
  • Perform
    rodent survival surgeries.
  • Help perform experiments, interpret
    data, and analyze results.
  • Contribute to manuscripts, oral
    presentations, and posters for participation at scientific conferences.
  • Participate in the acquisition of
    research funding by supporting grant proposals.
  • May participate or present at local
    and national conferences.
  • Contribute towards daily activities of
    the laboratory including standard
    operating procedures and protocol
  • Assist with training students and
    staff in the operation of equipment and/or in the
    performance of technical procedures as
    directed by the principal investigator.
  • Additional
    duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of
    the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data
    collection and analyses.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Ability
    to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field
    of study required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required in addition to
    education requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

* Familiarity with immunological methods such as immunohistochemistry and western blotting.

* Experience with small animal procedures, such as husbandry, anesthesia, surgery, and behavior.

* Experience in laboratory maintenance including ordering supplies and maintaining a safe laboratory environment.

* Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and implement research.

* Ability to develop reports and present in tabular, oral, written, and graphic formats. Proficiency in using computers to automate tasks.

* A background in neuroendocrinology.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 29

Job FTE: .75

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $18.30 per hour

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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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