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Research Technician Arizona

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Research Technician

Arizona State University


Campus: Tempe


Job Description

The ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Research Center is seeking a Research Technician to oversee and coordinate operational activities in a research laboratory, ensuring that supplies are ordered, and equipment is functioning properly. This position will also design and execute laboratory assays according standard procedures using standard lab equipment, make observations, analyze and interpret findings. Additionally, this position will be responsible for ordering supplies and reagents for the laboratory, maintaining inventories and reconciling invoices for payment.

Salary Range

$20.40 - $25.50 per hour; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

Assists with the design and execution of laboratory assays.
Performs experiments such as protein aggregation assays, ELISAs, Cloning, IHC, electrophoresis and immunoblotting, tissue homogenization and molecular extraction, and cell culture.
Responsible for analyzing and interpreting findings including statistical analysis.
Prepares data and assists with writing manuscripts and grants.
Orders supplies for experiments and/or obtains quotations for supplies and equipment following procurement rules.
Inventories and restocks supplies for the laboratory. Assists with scheduling student workers to covers the needs of the laboratory.
Trains others for equipment usage and proper techniques.
Ensures that all safety guidelines are always strictly followed and maintains a clean and orderly environment.
Monitors and prepares reagents for the laboratory.
Organizes and stores all chemicals substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions.
Records all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, and dynamic light scattering
Demonstrated knowledge in chemistry and/or neuroscience.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of laboratory operation.
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems.
Experience in working autonomously and in teams.

Working Environment

Regular activities require ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, to be able to prioritize tasks; to manage conflict: to interact in a team environment: and to communicate through verbal and written work.
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting and laboratory subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating; a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distance to perform work.
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 25 pounds.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and / or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
May be required to wear personal protective equipment before entering laboratories such as lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, closed toe shoes and respirator.
Potentially hazardous agents or physical hazards

Department Statement

For the eighth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all eight years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. To learn more about how Knowledge Enterprise is a place for your career to grow, visit https://research.asu.edu/about-us/careers.

At the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value your unique background and perspective, and you may be just the right candidate for this position or other roles on our team.

Working at ASU has additional perks and OUTSTANDING benefits, which include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities; and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance - For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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