Research Technician

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research-Brain Tumor Barrow
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is currently recruiting highly motivated and driven research technician, (B.S. or M.S.) to join our animal modeling team focusing on cutting edge Phase 0/II clinical trials for glioblastoma at BNI. Candidates with at least 2-4 years of experience in preclinical studies are desirable. Prior experience in conducting drug treatment studies and knowledge of signal transduction pathways is preferred.


The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a non-conventional, non-profit program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with most aggressive form of brain cancer. It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumor in the world. Our trials select patients with specific genetic signatures to receive a matched experimental treatment regimen prior to their scheduled brain tumor operation.


Principal duties and responsibilities:
- In vivo preclinical studies.
- In vitro cell culture: The technician will culture primary tumor cells. In addition the candidate will perform in vitro cell based assays (e.g., cell titer glo, Tunel assay, etc).
- Maintain the animal colonies
- Molecular biology and biochemistry experiments: DNA/RNA isolation, PCR and qPCR, protein isolation, western blot analysis, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry studies.


Required Qualifications:
- Able to critically review information and understand new concepts with minimal assistance.
- Basic math, quantitative and analytical skills necessary
- Strong organization skills
- Applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree or M.S. in biological sciences with research experience in preclinical work.
- A background in neuroscience or oncology is desirable but not required.
- Attention to detail and strong verbal and communication skills.
- Knowledge of MS Office.


Additional requirements:
Three letters of recommendation.





Minimum Requirements:


Two (2) years prior experience in a research, clinical, or other scientific environment required.

bachelor's Degree required.


Four (4) years of prior experience in a research, clinical, or other scientific environment preferred.

Familiar with laboratory techniques. Working knowledge of the scientific method.

Demonstrates an ability to continually improve performance preferred.

Familiar with basic computer skills required. Familiar with laboratory techniques and basic computer skills preferred.


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