Research Technician, Department of Surgery

Tucson, AZ
May 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The mission of the University of Arizona Department of Surgery is to foster excellence in patient care, surgical education, research, and technical innovation. We strive to be leaders and role models of excellence, innovation, and caring in all that we do, and we are committed to train the next generation of surgeon leaders. Our actions exemplify our core values of compassion, integrity, respect, pursuit of knowledge, responsibility, and diversity.The Department of Surgery is seeking a Research Technician to support the research functions (including in vivo studies) at the Institute for Cellular Transplantation (ICT). Research at the ICT focuses on cell therapies, tissue engineering, and artificial organ research and is developing an implantable medical device that will be used in a cell-based therapy for the treatment of diabetes. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be well-organized, and be highly motivated. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaborate with others within the laboratory.

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:

  • Cleans and sterilize instruments, glassware, and equipment.
  • Prepares specimens.
  • Performs routine laboratory tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining cell cultures, processing tissue samples, and preparing slides using staining techniques.
  • May assist in in vivo experiment activities including, but not limited to, daily animal observations, tissue/organ/device sample collection, and animal surgeries.
  • Sets up lab equipment following detailed instruction and procedures.
  • Prepares required test solutions from detailed instructions.
  • Maintain exceptional and detailed written/electronic records of experimental data as required.
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines which may include but is not limited to 21CFR 820.30, ISO 13485, 21CFR210/211, 21CFR58 and other relevant regulatory standards.
  • Assist in data analysis and preparation of data summaries/reports/presentations/publications.
  • Interact with trainees (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars) in the laboratory.
  • Provide routine administrative and technical support to research projects (photocopies, files, and record keeping).
  • Support other testing needs of the laboratory as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience with GxP compliance.*Bachelor of Science in Biology, Physiology, Biomedical Sciences. Genetics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences, or related field.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$13.07 - $18.15

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:

Jessica Holmgren, HR Representative | [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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