Research Technician II

Tucson, AZ
Apr 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Research Technician will assist the Arizona Repositorypersonnel by performing a variety of technical and clerical duties related to tumor banking efforts, review of patient cases and various cancer studies.

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:

  • Perform scientific laboratory procedures such as maintaining cell cultures requiring the use of sterile techniques, processing of tissue samples for freezing or paraffin embedding, banking bone marrow or blood patient samples and preparing slides using staining techniques; using independent judgment as to workflow, techniques to be used and quality samples.
  • Data entry into database used for sample inventory control of existing samples.
  • Accurately document incoming and outgoing specimens in log books and electronic database of new or dispensed samples.
  • Conduct experiments using various tests, routines and analyses, where procedures are clearly defined and results readily determined.
  • Compile data, generate and make preliminary analyses, and assist researchers in interpreting the data.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted; organize data, prepare data for computer input, input data into database, and record computer output.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances used in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Perform biobanking duties such as receiving, labeling and storing biospecimens.
  • Perform processing and aliquoting of serum and whole blood for biobanking purposes.
  • Use Global Trace for biobanking purposes.
  • Maintain and operate laboratory and experimental equipment such as microtomes, microscopes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, analytical balances, photometers, and spectrometers.
  • Responsible for keeping detailed inventory and submitting requisitions for supplies.
  • Train staff in the operation of equipment and/or performance of technical procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

*Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.*Ability to effectively communicate.



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

hourly rate



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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:

Monika Schmelz, PhD |[email protected]

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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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