Research Technician I

Tucson, AZ
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Nutritional Sciences-Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Nutritional Sciences Department is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized, and highly motivated Research Technician I to investigate the molecular mechanisms of dysregulated metal homeostasis associated with human diseases. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and will work independently conducting interdisciplinary research utilizing a variety of molecular and cell biology techniques. The Department of Nutritional Sciences leads in cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Cooperative Extension programs and Continuing Professional Education that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition and physical activity in optimizing health for people in Arizona, and beyond.

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:

  • Design and conduct molecular and cell biology experiments using cell culture and mouse models
  • Maintain detailed experimental records, organize data, and prepare manuscript
  • Meet with the supervisor weekly and present research results at lab meetings
  • Maintain lab cleanliness and handle routine waste disposal according to the University guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology, Nutritional Sciences, Genetics, Animal Science, Physiology, or related field
  • Excellent skills in molecular biology techniques
  • Strong follow-through, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree
  • Minimum two years of research experience working with cells and animal tissues



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

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:

Dr. Ningning Zhao
[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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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