Research Technician II - Division of Hematology and Oncology

Tucson, AZ
Nov 18, 2020
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Four-Year Institution
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University of Arizona Health Sciences


UAHS Tucson, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The applicant will assist in characterizing DNA damage response proteins necessary for maintaining genomic stability and thus preventing cancer. This work will focus on clarifying how proteins exert their function in DNA damage repair pathways. Overall, these studies will help to find new targets for the treatment of tumors with specific DNA repair defects and will help to improve the efficacy of combining genotoxic cancer treatments.

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:

  • Performstandard molecular biology techniques (cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, productionand purification of recombinant proteins).
  • Performtissue culture work doing plasmid transfection, retroviral transduction, andlentiviral transduction.
  • Performprotein gels and Western blotting to analyze proteins bound to DNA duringdifferent stages of DNA replication and repair.
  • Establishesand maintains human cell lines, and perform basic cell culture experiments.
  • Preparebuffers and reagents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analyses. *Bachelor's degree in related field. *Basic molecular biology technique and vocabulary. *Knowledge of basic mathematics. *Experienced with Microsoft Office suite. *Ability to work both independently and with a team, including conflict resolution skills and a collaborative mindset. *Exceptional level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism.



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$13.07 - $18.15

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hourly rate



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Research & Lab

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Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Karena [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please provide the name and contact information for three professional references. The hiring department will contact references as needed.

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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