Research Specialist or Research Specialist, Senior (Part Time)
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

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0786-Orthopedic Surgery


College of Medicine

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Exempt / Non-Exempt



Classified: Regular

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Chris Dutt

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Part Time

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Limited to current UA employees only


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Position Summary

The Orthopedic Research Lab is looking for a Research Specialist/Research Specialist, Senior to perform a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures. The incumbent will perform at full operational level of skill requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness and adaptability to special and changing needs of research in a specialized field. Incumbent will modify and adapt standard procedures to meet the needs of the project, analyze data, assist with writing papers and manuscript for publication and may lead and coordinate the work of a staff. 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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities

Examples of some specific tasks the technician may be asked to do include: * Test development: Ideal applicant will be able to develop testing procedures to allow loading of bones, implants and cadaver parts. * Mechanical testing: This individual will be able to perform the tests and collect measurements using LabView which is a user friendly data acquisition program running on a Mac computer. * Cell Culture: This individual will be able to follow standard operating procedures for the maintenance of cell populations with the use of aseptic techniques. * Other measurement collection: This individual will be able to collect measurements from computer based image analysis systems such as NIH's IMAGE J and from custom image analysis software written for data collection from an optical microscope. * Measurement analysis: This individual will be expected to perform simple data analysis including calculation of means, standard deviations, simple interpolation as well as being able to recognize situations where additional statistical analysis are useful. * Graphics and charts production for slides, publications, or reports: Technician will be expected to plot information using Excel and draw simple drawings in Photoshop.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • The applicant should have the knowledge to use and perform modern research methods and laboratory techniques for data collection and analyses. * The applicant should be able to conduct rudimentary experimental design and must have initiative and judgment based on knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. * Organized, good at documentation and comfortable with the use of computers (Macintosh and Windows) including a range of software such as MS Office, Photoshop, Image Analysis software as well as data backup software. * Good motor skills and comfortable with mechanical machinery and electronics. * Previous exposure to cell culture techniques and cell evaluation techniques. * Able to use some independent judgment to plan work and to interpret results. * Advanced technical and problem solving skills and the ability to learn the theory involved in the tasks being performed. * The applicant should be comfortable supervising students who perform a range of laboratory experiments on various pieces of laboratory equipment. In addition, the applicant should be comfortable teaching students to use equipment and ensuring safe use of all equipment.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

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