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Research Technician I

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

Posting Number: req12198

Department: Pharmacology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

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

Position Highlights

The laboratory of Dr. Trent Anderson at the University of Arizona College of Medicine invites highly motivated candidates to apply for an immediate opening for a Research Technician I position. The Research Technician will be responsible for performing basic and preclinical research in a neurobiology laboratory utilizing molecular biology and biochemistry techniques which include western blotting, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and confocal microscopy. The candidate should be detail-oriented, conscientious, able to follow instructions, and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual who will follow lab methods and instruction to ensure compliance.

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

  • Clean, sterilize, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used for research.
  • Collaborate on experiments in the development of new strategies, techniques, and equipment along with their peers.
  • Participate in preparing detailed experimental reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative results.
  • Collect, process, and label samples in accordance with protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Set up lab equipment following detailed instructions and procedures.
  • Provide routine administrative support to research projects (photocopies, files, and record keeping).
  • Perform bench research including western blotting, cell biological assays, and cell culture maintenance.
  • Prepare buffers and reagents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Prior work experience not required.

FLSA: Non-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: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Trent Anderson |

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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