Research Technician IV - Division of Personalized Respiratory Medicine

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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

This role will conductand support laboratory in vitro and in-vivo research by setting up andconducting experiments in lab settings and/or managing the laboratory researchenvironment. Develop and adapt, procedures and techniques to fit specificexperiment requirements. Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment,instruments, and apparatuses.

  • Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots many types of scientific apparatuses, equipment, and instruments including highly sophisticated and specialized systems such as ventilators and data acquisition systems.
  • Performs skilled procedures requiring the delicate manipulation and/or fine adjustments to equipment.
  • Planning, designing and performing small animal models of lung injury, pulmonary arterial hypertension and other lung disorders.
  • Ability to handle mice line including tagging, breeding and genotyping.
  • Ability to perform mice and rat procedures such as anesthetizing, intravenous injection, tracheal intubation and organ harvesting.
  • Performs a wide variety of complex laboratory experiments with responsibility for the independent development of methods and techniques.
  • Takes care of general laboratory management such as ordering supplies, preparation of solutions, maintain laboratory compliance.
  • Assists researchers in judging the validity of data, research methods, procedures, and techniques and recommends additional tests and/or modifications.
  • Assists in the preparation and writing of research proposals and grants.
  • Attends weekly lab meetings and presents data.
  • In conjunction with faculty or independently, coordinate laboratory work for project including lab equipment management.
  • Work in a team-environment to lead program evaluation and analysis regarding the planning, development, and implementation of projects.
  • Collect and manage data, using appropriate and diverse statistical analyses.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted, organize data, prepare data for computer input and record computer output.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory and experimental equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, analytical balances, photometers and spectrometers.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances used in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Develop projects and interactive activities that assigned students can do to learn about their project
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent AND minimum of 7 years of relevantexperience; OR Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attainedthrough experience required AND Minimum of 3 years of relevant experiencerequired.
  • Experience with animal models.
Preferred QualificationsPreference is given to candidates with experience with the following areas: Animal experience, animal surgeries • 5+ year’s experience beyond the Bachelor’s in science with clear research experience.

*Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, *Ability to use initiative and independent judgment to plan their work and to interpret results, *Advanced technical and problem solving skills, *Skill in analyzing and evaluating data, *Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application

FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$16.10 - $22.36Compensation Typehourly rate Grade5 Career Stream and LevelOC4Job FamilyResearch & Lab Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesKarena Nespoli, [email protected] Open Date9/25/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume, Cover Letter, and One Additional DocumentSpecial Instructions to ApplicantAlong with your submitting your Resume and Cover Letter; Please include the name and contact information for three professional references. The hiring department will contact references as needed. Diversity StatementAt 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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