Research Technician I, Basic Medical Sciences(College of Medicine - Phoenix)

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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COM Phx Basic Medical Sci

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix


Greater Phoenix Area


475 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

A part-time position is available in cancer-related research, under the supervision of Dr. Karen Hastings in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. This position provides an opportunity for a high school or undergraduate student to gain research skills and prepare for a career in biomedical research. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual, who has taken science and math classes appropriate for their level of education. In partnership with our funding grantor, The University of Nebraska Medical Center, in cooperation with the Native American Studies and Medical Humanities programs at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, we are required to solicit applications from persons of Native American ethnicity. This requirement directly supports the IGNITE-ENGAGE-SUSTAIN: A Comprehensive Approach to Motivate, Involve, Educate, and Mentor Native American Students and their Communities in Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Research grant to promote student interest in the sciences, foster a more science-literate public, and ultimately to increase the number of Native Americans entering health and science careers with a particular emphasis in cancer research.

The University of Arizona College ofMedicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heartof the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to becomeexemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners andinquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’spriorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in itsworld-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilitiesthroughout Greater Phoenix.

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 theemployee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans;access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized forour innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at theUniversity of Arizona and relocations services, please click here:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Cleans, sterilizes, operates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs equipment, machinery and instruments used for research.
  • Sets up and performs a variety of lab tests and operations. Records results, makes observations, analyzes data, and interprets test results.
  • Refines, adapts, and develops procedures or techniques to fit specific experiment requirements; modifies existing equipment or designs and fabricates requisite equipment.
  • Collaborates in the development of new strategies, techniques and equipment.
  • Participates in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative results
  • Coordinates the acquisition of lab supplies.
  • Provides research administrative support including coordinating schedules, handling intake, maintaining records and files.
  • Assists in cataloging specimens, samples or artifacts.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies for assigned area; checks in shipments and restocks shelves.
  • Assists researchers with routine experiments under close technical supervision.
  • Feeds, waters and cleans cages of research animals; restrains and/or assists with minor procedures on animal.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
  • Prior work experience not required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of science and math classes appropriate for their level of education.
  • Interest in a career in biomedical research.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious, e.g. in note taking and performing experiments.
  • Ability to follow instructions and incorporate feedback.
  • FLSA:


    Full Time/Part Time:

    Part Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week:


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    Job Category:


    Benefits Eligible:

    No Benefits

    Rate of Pay:

    $12.15 - $15.00 per hour, Depending on experience.

    Compensation Type:

    hourly rate



    Career Stream and Level:


    Job Family:

    Research & Lab

    Job Function:


    Type of criminal background check required::

    Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

    Number of Vacancies:


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    Contact Information for Candidates:

    College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

    Open Date:


    Open Until Filled:


    Documents Needed to Apply:

    Resume and Cover Letter

    Special Instructions to Applicant:

    Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

    Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

    The University of Arizona has currently adopted a working environment and interview process in accordance with guidelines recommended by the CDC.

    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.


    As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

    We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

    As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

    Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

    We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

    As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

    Who We Are

    Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

    Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

    Compassion: Choose to care.

    Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

    Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

    Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

    Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

    Where We Are

    Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

    Diversity Profile

    Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

    The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

    The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

    The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

    The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

    Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

    The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

    These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

    Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

    Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

    Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

    Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

    Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

    Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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