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R&D Engineer/Scientist I, Surgery

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

Posting Number: req11142

Department: Surgery

Location: UAHS - Tucson

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

Position Highlights

The Department of Surgery is seeking a Research & Development Engineer/Scientist I to work on ongoing projects related to cell therapies, tissue engineering, and artificial organs research. The successful candidate will have verification, and validation studies experience along with compliance experience with regulatory guidelines which may include, but is not limited to, 21CFR 820.30, ISO 13485, 21CFR210/211, 21CFR58 ,and other relevant regulatory standards. Class 3 medical device or related product launch experience is highly 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

  • Perform technology development in collaboration with product development, materials engineering, and biology animal test teams.
  • Devise plans, report experimental results, and data analysis to senior leadership.
  • Assemble and construct medical devices and other prototypes.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment to ensure safe and effective operation.
  • Source bio-materials, refine applicable technologies, manufacturing procedures, and conduct experiments per written procedures.
  • Assist the lab director in developing, updating, and maintaining documentation including lab equipment, drawings/schematics, standard research and administrative operating procedures, and laboratory and engineering core policies.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to support engineering functions of research projects and write technical reports (may involve some statistical analysis).
  • Assist in the management of research materials including acquisition, storage, use for research projects, archival, disposition, and documentation.
  • Prepare equipment, research materials and supplies for research projects and dispose of biohazard waste.
  • Ensure laboratory activities are in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

*Class 3 medical device or related product launch experience.

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

Research Engineering

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Guevara |

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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