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Research Coordinator - Precision Wellness Health

Company name
The University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, United States

Employment Type

Research, Clinical Research, Education

Posted on
Dec 10,2018

Valid Through
Mar 25,2019


Research Coordinator - Precision Wellness (Health)


Nutritional Sciences-Res (2423)


Main Campus

Position Summary

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at The University of Arizona leads in cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Cooperative Extension programs and Continuing Professional Education that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition and physical activity in optimizing health and wellness for people in Arizona, and beyond. The Department of Nutritional Sciences announces the availability of a Research Coordinator position under the supervision of Dr. (Ski) Floyd H. Chilton.

Dr. Chilton’s research a focuses on how genetic and epigenetic variations interact with human diets (especially the modern Western diet) to drive inflammation and inflammatory disorders (including cardiovascular disease and cancer), as well as psychiatric/developmental disorders (


, autism spectrum disorder, and depression). Multiple years of experience in a laboratory setting and a solid foundation in biological (nutritional, molecular, biochemical, or clinical) sciences is expected. Candidates should be able to develop, plan, design and conduct research as well as collect, process and store biological samples. They should also be able to manage administrative, regulatory and fiscal aspects of the laboratory including analyzing operational costs,


oversight and quality review. Phlebotomy experience or ability to be trained as a phlebotomist is desirable. Funding for this position is contingent on research grants and will renewed annually. The individual will be expected to work collaboratively with Dr. Chilton to support research carried out in his laboratory and with his collaborators at the University of Arizona, University of Arizona Health Sciences, and affiliated institutions including Wake Forest School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the University of Virginia.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/



tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here

Duties & Responsibilities

• Develops, plans, designs, and conducts research. Reviews progress and evaluates results. Coordinates laboratory work including lab equipment management

• Contributes to ensuring regulatory compliance with agencies and regulators as required by Dr. Chilton’s research program

• Acquires, processes, distributes and stores biological samples (blood, urine, fecal) for genetic, metabolomics, lipidomic and other analyses

• Helps to interpret and integrate multi-omics research results

• Participate in the acquisition of research funding by providing support in the initiation and writing of grant proposals

• Participates or authors articles in peer-reviewed journals, books or chapter publications. Participates or presents at national conferences

• Develop and revise


application materials

• Work with PhD students, post-docts, research scientists and Dr. Chilton to manage day-to-day logistics of projects such as scheduling and supply ordering

• Phlebotomy experience or ability to be trained as a phlebotomist

• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Strong research, collaborative, and leadership skills

• A motivated and dedicated individual with excellent analytical and people skills.

Minimum Qualifications

• Masters in nutritional, molecular, biochemical, or clinical or related sciences or a BS in this area with over 5 years’ experience

• Experience with clinical research or related clinical experience

Preferred Qualifications



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Job Category


Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay


Type of criminal background check required:

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA Employees


Contact Information for Candidates


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Review Begins On


Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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