Research Associate II

The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Phoenix, AZ
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

View more


The Keats lab is one of several laboratories in the Integrated Cancer Genomics Division at TGen. The primary goal of the lab is to identify genetic events that drive the development, progression, and therapeutic resistance of blood cancers. The majority of the lab is devoted to studying a specific blood cancer called multiple myeloma, which is associated with an expansion of the antibody producing plasma cells in the bone marrow. The average age of diagnosis is between 65-70 years and roughly one person out of every 180 individuals will be affected by this disease. To improve patient outcomes the lab focuses on developing diagnostic measurement that can be used to improve prognostic accuracy and tailor therapeutic selection. To achieve these goals the lab has a dedicated focus on improving our ability to interrogate tumor specimens through the use of new technologies and development of novel methods.

Job Description:

Under faculty supervision, this position requires the employee to carry out experimental studies to enhance the understanding of a disease, identify the genetic susceptibility of the disease within a population, and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research Associates are expected to set up, operate, and maintain the lab equipment. Perform and monitor laboratory experiments and keep detailed logs. Analyze and organize test data. Maintain and clean space and lab equipment.

Detailed Description
  • Participate in planning experiments, evaluating/interpreting test results, developing conclusions, and devising solutions to problems utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory procedures and practices and under the direction of the scientist in charge.
  • Keep detailed logs of the experiments and report scientific findings through write-ups, presentations, posters, and manuscripts.
  • Maintain and clean equipment and lab environment.
  • Keep detailed logs of equipment and reagents in the lab and coordinate, manage and perform the selection and purchasing of equipment and research supplies with guidance from faculty members.
  • Mentor students, instruct new and fellow employees on new technologies.
  • Attends scientific seminars, symposiums, conferences, and other training opportunities in order to maintain and improve his/her scientific knowledge to be able to contribute to achieving the unit's objectives.

  • Bachelors degree in a science-related field (Biology, Molecular, and Cellular Biology, Genetics) and 1+ years job-related experience (post-graduation)
  • Experience with desktop computing for data entry: Microsoft Office, Google GSuite, Filemaker Pro
  • Experience with biotech equipment (i.e. thermocyclers, spectrophotometers, microscopes, centrifuges)
  • Desirable techniques include tissue culture, flow cytometry, human specimen processing, PCR, sequencing, real-time PCR, immunoblots, sequencing library construction.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert