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Research Technician

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
University of Arizona/Human Resources Division
Job Site Location
Tucson, AZ 85719
Job Description

Position Information Title
Research Technician

Cancer Center Division (0721)

University of Arizona Health Sciences

Position Summary

The University of Arizona has a full time Research Technician position available in the EMSR laboratory of Dr. Natalia Ignatenko at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

The Experimental Mouse Shared Resource (EMSR) provides expertise in the research involving animal models to The University of Arizona Cancer Center and outside investigators.

Research technician duties will consist of collecting data from various experiments; performing tissue culture of various cancer cell lines to be utilized in the experiments; performing injections, surgeries/necropsies and other mouse related techniques; maintaining the detail records of experiments and analysis/interpretation of data for investigator.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is dedicated to preventing and curing cancer. The UACC is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Arizona and its primary responsibility is to conduct research that will lead to the reduction of cancer morbidity and mortality.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect data from various experiments by measuring various animal oriented parameters.
  • Perform injections, surgeries/necropsies, mouse breeding, and other mouse related techniques.
  • Perform tissue culture of various cancer cell lines to be utilized in the experiments.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and analysis/interpretation of data for investigator.
  • Preparation of solutions, reagents, and media according to detailed instructions.
  • Assist in cataloging specimens and samples.
  • Operate, clean equipment, and ensure it is in good working order; perform preventive maintenance or minor repairs to laboratory equipment and notify appropriate person when major repairs are deemed necessary.
  • Inventory and requisition of supplies for assigned area, and receive shipments.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of general science.
  • Skill in following detailed instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mouse experience.
  • Cancer research.
  • Tissue culture experience.

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week

Job Category

Benefits Eligible
Yes – Full Benefits


Posted Rate of Pay
$11.00 – $16.65 Per Hour, DOE

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

Posting Detail Information Posting Number

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA Employees

Contact Information for Candidates

Gillian Paine-Murrieta

Open Date

Review Start Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Quick Link for Internal Postings

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.

The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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