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CommonSpirit Health Research Technician - Ivy Brain Tumor in PHOENIX, Arizona


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Located conveniently in the heart ofPhoenix, 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 than125years 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 renownedBarrow Neurological Institute ( ,Norton Thoracic Institute ( ,Cancer Center at St. Joseph's ( ,Ivy Brain Tumor Center ( , andSt. 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.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one ofArizona's Most Admired Companies ( .

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Job Summary:

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center is a non-conventional, non-profit program offering state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

It is home to the largest collection of Phase 0 trials for brain tumors in the world.

Our multidisciplinary team of brain tumor specialists and scientists are accelerating drug discovery and precision medicine in neuro-oncology to identify the most promising first-in-class therapies for brain tumor patients.

Candidates with experience in preclinical studies are desirable. Prior experience in conducting molecular biology or genetic aassays and knowledge of signal transduction and oncogenic pathways is preferred.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Accessioning tumor samples under CLIA-regulation.

  • Molecular biology and biochemistry experiments: DNA/RNA & protein isolation from patient samples, PCR, qPCR and ELISA assays to quantify biomarkers.

  • Whole genome or gene-specific methylation assays.

  • NGS sequencing with genereader and/or Nextseq platform.

  • Detailed documentation of pre-defined assays and experiments.

  • Participating in lab meetings, seminars, and jounal clubs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to critically review information and understand new concepts with minimal assistance.

  • Basic math, quantitative and analytical skills are necessary.

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences.

  • Prior research experience in preclinical work and/or laboratory setting is required.

  • A background in neuroscience or oncology is desirable.

  • Attention to detail, good time management, and strong verbal and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of MS Office.

Additional requirements:Three letters of recommendation.



Bachelor's Degree required.

Experience in a research laboratory or equivalent is required.

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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Job ID 2021-154412

Employment Type Full Time

Department Research-Brain Tumor Barrow

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (08:00AM - 05:00PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour


Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.