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Technical Expert - Division of Pulmonary (On Call) (Part Time) (Multiple Positions)

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Position Information

Title Technical Expert - Division of Pulmonary (On Call) (Part Time) (Multiple Positions)
Department Medicine (0713)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Please Note: The number of vacancies has been updated from ‘One’ to ‘Multiple’. As a result, the review date has been extended to 10/16/17. The ideal candidate(s) for the Technical Expert, Sleep Technician position will perform (polysomnographic) sleep studies for Sleep Medicine research studies. Studies may include healthy volunteers, individuals with sleep disorders, or hospitalized patients. The incumbent(s) will need to conduct sleep studies at an offsite University location or make home visits to set-up sleep studies as part of research. During or after the sleep study, it may be necessary to assist with collection of blood or cheek swab samples from other clinical research staff, and process the samples in the research lab.

The candidate(s) needs to possess ingenuity, resourcefulness and adaptability to special and changing needs of research. The selected candidate(s) will work closely with the Investigators, study coordinator and other staff members, to ensure continuous, high quality capture of sleep study data in this study. The ability to work flexible hours, shift work, and weekends is required.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervise, monitor or coordinate work of subordinates.
  • Maintain and clean sleep study equipment; help manage supply inventory.
  • Retrieve subject blood samples and process them in the research lab.
  • Take appropriate actions during subject emergency situations.
  • Comply with applicable regulations, guidelines and standards regarding safety and infection control issues.
  • Maintain required credentials and certifications.
  • Assist in the scoring sleep/wake stages and related events according to protocol.
  • Assist in the generating of accurate reports by tabulating sleep/wake and clinical event data.
  • Perform administrative functions such as assisting in projecting budgets and procuring laboratory space, supplies and equipment.
  • Create and manage databases for studies which includes setting up database and associated data entry programs and retrieving data from database for purposes of analyses or data review.
  • Assist in the development of written operating procedures and performs quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
  • At least 1 year experience scoring polysomnograms.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including shift work and weekends.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the 10-20 system and polysomnography (sleep studies).
  • Experience with Grass or Alice technologies software.
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 10
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23758
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Tanya Gonzales

Open Date 08/04/2017
Review Start Date 10/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 1 year experience scoring polysomnograms?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to work flexible hours, be available for shift work and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents