Research Technician

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research





Overview

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.



Responsibilities

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and the Barrow Neurological Institute® (BNI) have consistently been recognized for clinical and research excellence in an academic medical center setting and for the high quality of patient and employee experiences in the organizations. Laboratory-based research and patient-oriented clinical studies have international stature and often involve extensive collaborations with academic and industry partners regionally, nationally and globally. There are educational experiences at secondary school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. Administrative functions ensure that there is safe, ethical and responsible conduct of research and facilitate research management and interfaces with other units in the Hospital and Institute. Opportunities exist to become part of this unique and dynamic enterprise. JOIN US NOW as we are seeking a RESEARCH TECHNICIAN to perform complex and novel procedures as a laboratory professional with a great degree of independence under the general supervision of a Principal Investigator (PI). Uses proven or develops, as needed, new scientific method(s) for new and routine experiments. Provides guidance to all personnel working in the laboratory. Maintains expertise on all matters concerning assigned laboratory personnel, equipment, and procedures. This position is critical to the success of St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health. Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record of basic science research including skills in molecular biology, PCR, cloning, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, and cell culture. Our lab focuses on stroke and pre-clinical applications and a background or interest in this field is desirable. Successful candidates will be open-minded with a willingness and desire to learn new techniques, energetic, reliable, and interested in pre-clinical model surgeries and behavioral testing. The candidate must be comfortable working with and handling pre-clinical models. Excellent project management and interpersonal skills are critical and the ability to write and edit manuscripts beneficial.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:Two (2) years prior experience in a research, clinical, or other scientific environment required.Bachelorâ s degree required. BS degree in Molecular Biology, Animal Science, Physiology or closely related field.Familiar with laboratory techniques. Working knowledge of the scientific method. Familiar with basic computer skills required. Preferred:Four (4) years of prior experience in a research, clinical, or other scientific environment preferred.MS Degree preferred.Demonstrates an ability to continually improve performance preferred.Familiar with laboratory techniques and basic computer skills preferred

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