Chemistry Technician

Requisition ID
Research IVY Brain Center
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Posted Pay Range
$17.12 - $23.54 /hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, 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 than 125 years 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 renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. 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 of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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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.


Job Description:

To prepare and analyze biological samples employing HPLC and LCMS technique and to review and report data.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

PK Core Laboratory is currently in the process of CAP/CLIA certification and will be supporting healthcare professionals and patients in health management through accurate precise and state of the art testing. We are looking for a Research Technician to join the PK Core Laboratory team to perform UHPLC and LC-MS/MS analysis of preclinical and clinical samples. This position is responsible for the receipt organization testing and reporting of daily preclinical and patient specimens in a drug PK Core laboratory. The laboratory technician will adhere to protocols and quality measures while performing sample preparation and analyzing preclinical and patient results.


Key responsibilities include:

• Preparation/handling of biological material for analytical analysis.

• Analysis of processed samples employing UHPLC and LC-MS/MS technique.

• Analysis review and release of UHPLC and LC-MS/MS data.

• General operation maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment including LC-MS.

• Complete projects other tasks and assignments as directed by management.

• Adherence generation and maintenance of PK lab specific standard operating procedures guidelines and regulations in compliance with CLIA and HIPAA rules.

• Maintain required laboratory documentation.


Required Qualifications: 

• Experience with analytical and organic chemistry techniques preferably with LC-MS/MS.

• Ability to individually prepare lab solutions buffers and drug formulations.

• Strong communication skills; verbal and written.

• Good organizational and analytical skills.

• Ability to work independently and cohesively as part of a team.

• Competency with Microsoft Office suite.


Additional Requirements:


• Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Chemistry Pharmaceutical Sciences Medical Sciences or in related disciplines.


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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