Research Technician III (Extended Temporary)

Tucson, AZ
Sep 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res


Main Campus


Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences,, 1117 E. Lowell St., Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks an inquisitive, well-organized, and highly motivated person for the position of Research Technician III in the Craig Lab. The successful candidate will work independently to process, embed, section, and prepare unstained and stained microscope slides from mouse tissues to examine the effects of environmental chemicals on reproductive function. This position will involve activities including maintenance of histology equipment, processing of mouse tissues from fixative to slide, microscope slide record keeping and filing, and training of personnel. Experience processing very small histological specimens and optimizing protocols for immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence are preferred.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs;sick leave, paid vacation 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!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit

Duties & Responsibilities:

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences supports Inclusive Excellence. The University diversity strategic initiative is designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.

  • Identify and record tissue samples
  • Determine and use appropriate methods to process tissue samples by dehydration, embedding, cutting, and staining
  • Maintain slide storage and filing systems (i.e. physical and digital)
  • Troubleshoot and maintain histology equipment (e.g. microtome, tissue embedder, tissue processor)
  • Train students and other personnel on the use of histology equipment
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; OR
  • Two years of research-related histotechnologyexperience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong organizational and follow-through skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles practices and techniques of tissue processing and slide development
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


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:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

For additional questions, please contact Munerra Muhammad

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs