Cancer Center Jobs

Research Technician

The University of Arizona Cancer Center

March 12, 2021
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (CANCER CENTER)
Posting Number req4645
Department Cancer Center Division
Department Website Link https://cancercenter.arizona.edu/
Location UAHS - Tucson
Address University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights The University of Arizona Cancer Center is seeking a Research Technician with a passion for conducting bench-top experiments on translational cancer research projects. The successful candidate shall be able to independently handle human PBMCs, human cell lines, and fresh human cells/samples, and mice tissues. The technician shall be able to plan and execute experiments, analyze data, and trouble-shoot technical problems, and write experiment reports. The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education.

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

Plan, design, and conduct daily experiments with human PBMCs, human cell lines, fresh human cells/samples, and fresh mice cells/tissues.

Duties include processing samples, propagating cellular cultures in vitro, and extraction of biologic material for downstream analysis.

Evaluation of biologic readouts. Flow cytometry, RNA transcriptional profiling, ELISA, Western blotting, and collection and analysis of data.
Assist in IRB submissions and grant applications. Participate in manuscript preparation
Participate in lab management, including ordering, bookkeeping, and maintenance of equipment.
Additional lab duties as assigned, such as training students.

Minimum Qualifications

1 year of relevant work experience.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
*2 years or more laboratory experience. *Knowledge in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, or medical technology. *Experience in mice work. *Independently handle human PBMCs, human cell lines, and fresh human cells/samples, and mice tissues. *Ability to plan and execute experiments, analyze data, and trouble-shoot technical problems, and write experiment reports. *Experience with CRISPR-Cas9, molecular cloning, and other molecular biology techniques. *Experience with big data analysis and use of bioinformatic tools. *Expertise in cell culture.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $37,506 - $52,092
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 6
Career Stream and Level PC1
Job Family Researchers & Scientists
Job Function Research
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Jeffrey Pu | jpu@arizona.edu
Open Date 3/12/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter