Research Specialist, Principal - Islet Research
University of Arizona 200 reviews - Tucson, AZ

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College of Medicine

Posted Rate of Pay

$55,000 Annually

Exempt / Non-Exempt



Classified: Regular

Departmental Contact

Maria Borunda

Departmental Contact Phone

(520) 626-1956

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Open Until Filled

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Full Time

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Limited to current UA employees only


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Position Summary

Researchers at the Institute for Cellular Transplantation are finding ways to transplant your own cells into your body to treat and regenerate diseased tissues and physiological processes. The Institute's work falls into three areas: clinical patient care, translational research, and community advocacy. Department of Surgery's Institute for Cellular Transplantation seeks a Research Specialist, Principal to supervise and perform as part of the laboratory staff of an Islet Processing Research and Development team. This position will supervise the support of the studies towards the improvement of islet isolation, culture and shipment under the direction of the Scientific Director to generate experimental plans and oversee the completion for publication and grant proposals. 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

  • Supervise and isolate islet cells from donor human and porcine pancreata for transplant. * Conduct specialized laboratory studies including rodent transplant work in support of grant-funded research projects. * Manage operation and use a variety of laboratory equipment including plate readers, OCR apparatus, laminar flow hoods, microscope, flow cytometer, sonicator, centrifuge and PH meter. * Coordinate shipment of islet products. * Maintain a laboratory notebook for recording experimental data. * Devise experimental plans and report experimental results and data analysis to Scientific Director and lab members in the form of written reports and presentations at lab meetings. * Assist with preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals. * Maintain cell lines for culture and experiments.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

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Preferred Qualifications

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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Administrative and Professional Research

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