Research Technician

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Grants-Neurobiology
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8-5)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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


Job Summary:
The Manfredsson laboratory focuses on gene therapy of the nervous system and in the development of treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. The laboratory is looking for an entry level technician to be a member of the research team. As a member of the laboratory you will play an 
important role in day-to-day operations. Duties include preparation of solutions such as buffers and media, preparation and maintenance of cell culture. Assist with handling pre-clinical models, behavioral testing, and survival surgery. Post-mortem histological processing and microscopic analysis. Assist with basic
cloning and molecular assays. Applicant must be familiar with basic laboratory concepts including calculating concentrations and preparing solutions, aseptic technique. Proficiency in basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate is required.
Applicant familiarity and prior experience with a laboratory setting is a plus.
Located in Phoenix, AZ, 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.


Associate's degree and aptitude for laboratory work required.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Knowledge of research, clinical, or other scientific environment required.
Familiar with the scientific method required. Familiar with laboratory techniques preferred. Demonstrates an ability to continually improve performance preferred.

Experience as an intern or student research technician is preferred.

Must have excellent math skills and fundamental knowledge and background in the biological sciences. 


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