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Research Technician I, Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine (Part-Time) (Multiple) (Phx)

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

Posting Number: req11758

Department: COM Phx NanoBioscience & Med

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

A part-time position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jian Gu in the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, investigating novel organ-on-chip platform for modeling bubble-assisted focused ultrasound disruption of cellular barriers. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual with training in Biomedical Engineering and/or other related engineering, and experience performing research in a laboratory setting. This individual should be detailed oriented, conscientious, and able to follow instructions and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sets up and performs a variety of lab tests and operations. Records results, makes observations, analyzes data, and interprets test results.
  • Refines, adapts, and develops procedures or techniques to fit specific experiment requirements; modifies existing equipment or designs and fabricates requisite equipment.
  • Collaborates in the development of new strategies, techniques and equipment.
  • Participates in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative results
  • Coordinates the acquisition of lab supplies.
  • Provides research administrative support including coordinating schedules, handling intake, maintaining records and files.
  • Records information and maintains logs of experimental data. Prepares required test solutions from detailed instructions.
  • Cleans, sterilizes, operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs equipment, machinery and instruments used for research.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in related field of study.

* Previous organ-on-chip research experience.

* Experience with tissue culture and microfabrication techniques.

* Familiarity with immunological methods such as western blotting, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and FACS analysis.

* Experience with basic molecular biology techniques, such as cloning, electrophoresis and PCR.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: Up to 19 hours

Job FTE: .49

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50 - $17.69 per hour, Depending on experience.

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: 2

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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