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Research/Laboratory Assistant (Seasonal/Multiple Positions) (Maricopa, AZ)

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Position Information

Title Research/Laboratory Assistant (Seasonal/Multiple Positions) (Maricopa, AZ)
Department Maricopa Agricultural Ctr-Res (2430)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

This position is located at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 W. Smith-Enke Rd., Maricopa, AZ, which is approximately 90 miles from Tucson.

The Research/Laboratory Assistant position will work under minimal supervision to assist researchers in performing a variety of duties that include sampling and identification of cotton insects. Incumbents draw largely upon their practical knowledge and experience.

This position requires a valid driver’s license upon the first day of employment. This position will be seasonal and is non-benefits eligible.

Our department’s goal is to develop and deliver the best integrated agricultural technologies for problems faced by Arizona consumers and producers. Research focuses on cotton, small grains, alfalfa, and new specialty crops that could be used to provide fibers, oils and pharmaceuticals. The Center also supports extension outreach programs, such as Ag-Ventures, various University classes, and Ag-Literacy for all age groups.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assisting in laboratory work including insect identification using a microscope.
  • Scouting insects in cotton fields.
  • Collecting plant tissues/analysis.
  • Drive within the Maricopa area in order to perform duties and responsibilities, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license upon first day of employment.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in laboratory and research work.
  • Knowledge of research and laboratory equipment appropriate to the area of assignment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Skill in recording research data.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Three years of related laboratory or field research experience; OR,any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Seasonal
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $9.49 - $11.60 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S21646
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cody Jackson
codyj@ag.arizona.edu

Open Date 05/23/2016
Review Start Date 05/31/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/10999
Diversity Statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have three years of related laboratory or field research experience; OR,any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you possess a valid driver's license upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents