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October 1, 2015

United States

Arizona—Job—Research Specialist


The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona has a position open for a research specialist, who will be responsible for performing histopathological analysis on samples of commercially important species of crustaceans—particularly penaeid shrimp.  The successful candidate will investigate the causes of new/emerging diseases and make contributions to scientific publications and conferences.  The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress!


Closing Date: January 1, 2016.


Posting Number: S20583


Benefits include:

• Health, dental and vision insurance

• Life insurance and disability programs

• Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays

• University of Arizona tuition reduction

• State retirement plan

• Access to University of Arizona recreation and cultural activities

• May serve as an outside consultant



Duties and Responsibilities:

• Take charge of histopathology section of the laboratory for research and diagnostics

• Write diagnostic reports and interface with the domestic and international shrimp farming industry

• Maintain laboratory microphotography database

• Collaborate with other faculty and scientists on research grants

• Searches for funding sources

• Collaborate with other faculty and scientists in research planning and implementation

• Organize and implement a bi-annual PCR proficiency testing program

• Provide histopathology training to students and visiting scholars or during special courses/workshops

• Assist in maintaining the laboratory quality management system according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards

• Investigate the causes of new and emerging diseases

• Make contributions to scientific publications and conferences

• Participates as an instructor during special courses and workshops within the USA and abroad


Minimum Qualifications:

• Demonstrate expert knowledge of histopathological diagnosis of penaeid shrimp

• Demonstrate scientific creativity, capacity to collaborate with others and independent thinking

• Excellent verbal and written skills

• Capacity for independent writing and evaluating the writing of others

• Must be able and willing to travel within the USA and abroad


Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications:

• Doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment

• Three years of related research experience

• Or a master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years related research

• Or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education


Information: Kathy Tang-Nelson ( or Rita Redman (phone 1-520-621-4438, email


Source: World Aquaculture SocietyWAS Employment ServiceResearch Specialist Principal.  September 29, 2015.

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