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Research Specialist (Part-Time/Extended Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist (Part-Time/Extended Temporary)
Department Az Inst Advnc Energy Solutions (2497)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Institute for Energy Solutions is looking for a temporary and part-time Research Specialist to design, construct and test a solar filtration unit to purify water. This is a pilot scale system. Employment is expected to start approximately November 15, 2017 end by May 15, 2018.

The Institute for Energy Solutions (IES) is housed under Research, Discovery & Innovation and its mission is to serve as a hub for multidisciplinary research, outreach and education in the field of renewable energy. Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) supports world-class research and discovery by University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students with particular attention to the University’s land-grant mission of service to the State of Arizona. RDI enables the research success of University of Arizona faculty through its support of University research centers, institutes, museums, and core facilities; provision of research development, compliance and safety services; and strategic external partnerships. The University of Arizona seeks to build on its great strengths in interdisciplinary research by expanding its fundraising program dedicated to securing philanthropic support for interdisciplinary campus-wide initiatives that cross multiple academic interests.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; activities; and more!

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Drawing a schematic of the solar/water filtration unit
  • Ordering materials for system
  • Constructing system
  • Working with undergraduate students to assure system is operational
  • Developing standard operating procedure for system
  • Operating system with a couple of different water types
  • Additional duties may be assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Five years experience with solar/filtration systems
  • Experience with solar panel installation
  • Machining skills – drill press, lathe
  • Electrical technician skills
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $15.00 - $17.00 Per Hour (DOE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24183
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Kim Ogden
ogden@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 10/28/2017
Review Start Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/22852
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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents