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Research Professional II, TCRC (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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COM Phx Campus Administration

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College of Medicine-Phoenix


Greater Phoenix Area


475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

The Translational Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix invites highly motivated candidates to apply for a Research Professional II position, to conduct research in two laboratories at the Center. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual with training in cellular, molecular, and cardiac biology. The candidate should have experience performing research in a laboratory setting designing, organizing, managing and carrying out research. The incumbent will analyze research hypothesis using controlled investigations, experiments and/or trials for research on studies focused on cardiovascular disease using cell models of cardiac pathology, with a goal toward translating basic science findings to clinically viable potential therapeutics. This individual should be detailed oriented, conscientious, and able to follow instructions and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars.

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!

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, designs, and conducts research under the supervision of Dr. Doroudgar and Dr. Jakobi. Reviews progress and evaluates results. Coordinates laboratory work including lab equipment management.
  • Formulates research methods. Develops or collaborates in the development of new techniques, methods, and equipment.
  • Recommends solutions for research methodology by interpreting principles and analyzing complex facts.
  • Reviews and edits protocols to ensure coherence, completeness, and consistency.
  • Participates in the writing and research for publications, presentations, and grant proposals.
  • Guides the work of others and/or provides guidance to a specialized laboratory or research area.
  • Manage daily laboratory operations, including supplies ordering and lab inventories related to cellular and molecular biology techniques that will include common use items (e.g., compressed gas, dry ice and liquid nitrogen).
  • Performs aspects related to cellular and molecular biology research that include, but are not limited to:
    DNA and RNA sequencing libraries in high throughput formatqRT-PCR,immunoblottingImmunocytofluorescenceHistologicalpreparations and imagingCellculture (primary cell lines, hiPSCs, etc.)Molecular cloning-Generation of adenoviruses and adeno-associated viruses
  • Differentiation and culture iPSCs for further experimentation.
  • Laboratory work related to mouse/rat handling and dissection.
  • Data analysis, spreadsheet management, and data presentations.
  • Assist with the maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies inventory.
  • Assist in the management of all lab safety and approval protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's/Master’s degree in cell and molecular biology or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in preparation of DNA and RNA sequencing libraries in high throughput format.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience performing the following cell and molecular biological techniques:
    • Cell culture of primary cells and induced pluripotent stem cells
    • Cell-based assays
    • qRT-PCR
    • Protein analysis
    • Immunocytofluorescence and immunohistochemistry
    • Cloning and evaluation of sequence analysis
  • Experience in laboratory work related to cardiac biology and mouse/rat handling and dissection.
  • Experience in laboratory maintenance, which includes but is not limited to ordering, equipment maintenance, working according to SOPs, and improvement and maintenance of quality standards is required.
  • FLSA:


    Full Time/Part Time:

    Full Time

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    Benefits Eligible:

    Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay:

    $42,007 - $58,343 annually, Depending on Experience.

    Compensation Type:

    salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



    Career Stream and Level:


    Job Family:

    Researchers & Scientists

    Job Function:


    Type of criminal background check required::

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

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    Contact Information for Candidates:

    College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

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    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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