Research Technician I (Part-Time) (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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A part-time position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Amelia Gallitano in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, investigating the molecular mechanisms linking environmental and genetic risks for mental illnesses. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual with training in biology, neuroscience, and/or biochemistry and experience performing research in a laboratory setting. This individual should be detail-oriented, conscientious, reliable, 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
  • Performs standard laboratory procedures, such as molecular biological experiments, RNA isolation requiring the use of sterile technique, animal behavior studies, cell culture experiments, processing tissue samples, and preparing slides using staining techniques. Prepares required solutions for experiments from detailed instructions.
  • Sets up and performs a variety of lab studies including the planning and conducting of experiments, which involve the use of specialized lab equipment and reagents, while following detailed instructions and procedures. Writes/revises lab protocols as needed, records results, makes observations, analyzes data, and interprets test results.
  • Maintains animal colonies and maintains detailed records of animal, specimen, reagent and supply inventories. 
  • Maintenance of animal colony includes sexing, breeding, and genotyping the subjects. Assists in performing necropsies and surgical procedures on research animals.
  • Records information and maintains logs of experimental data.  Analyses results.
  • Performs scientific data collections, reductions and analyses involving routine procedures characterized by moderate use of independent judgment. Maintains detailed records of studies conducted, organizes data, prepares and inputs data into the computer and records computer output. Compiles data and generates computerized statistical data for analytical purposes; makes preliminary analyses and assists in interpreting the data. Participates in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative results.
  • Provides research administrative support including coordinating schedules and maintaining records and files and writing up summaries, reports, and manuscripts and preparing materials for presentations. 
  • Writes summaries of projects, findings and procedures used, and assists in writing reports by conducting literature searches and background research, and prepares bibliographies as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology or physical sciences


  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.


  • Detail-oriented and conscientious, e.g. in note taking and performing experiments.


  • Ability to follow instructions and incorporate feedback.

  • FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimePart TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week19 Job FTE.475Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleNo Benefits Rate of Pay$12.00 - $15.00 per hour, Depending on ExperienceCompensation Typehourly rate Grade1 Career Stream and LevelOC1Job FamilyResearch & Lab Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date10/18/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesCollege of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources Open Date8/13/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial 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).

    References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.
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