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Research Technician (Part Time) (Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Technician (Part Time) (Multiple Positions)
Department Community Environment & Policy (4206)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Note: This posting has been updated for multiple positions available and a new review date. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

This detail-oriented Research Technician will provide technical support to a number of research projects. The successful candidate will perform data collection, data clean up, data analysis, laboratory techniques, and conduct surveys of limited scope requiring initiative and judgement based on knowledge and understanding of scientific theory. Incumbents may be required to travel to remote locations to perform research experiments, surveys and may be required to work with potentially hazardous materials such as toxic chemicals, radiation and/or disease causing organisms.

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; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Collect environmental and occupational data and samples.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted, organize data, prepare data for computer input and record computer output.
  • Compile data and generate computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using software packages R and KNIME; make preliminary analyses and assist researchers in interpreting the data.
  • Order laboratory supplies for research and training using University purchasing processes.
  • Conduct library searches to find research related procedures and techniques that can be used in the laboratory and/or field.
  • Write summaries of projects, documenting location, findings and procedures used and assist in writing reports by conducting literature searches and background research; prepare bibliographies as required.
  • Operate laboratory and experimental equipment such as pdr1000, Airbeams, TSI: 3321 ,3091,3080,3788, 3089, centrifuges, vacuum ovens, and others.
  • Develop and maintain database (using tools such as RedCap) of: chemicals, all equipment, including status, and use schedules of each instrument, equipment calibrations, maintenance schedules, costs associated with each instrument, and other trackable laboratory operations.
  • Assist with budget planning and billing related to equipment use.
  • Conduct routine maintenance and repairs.
  • Provide technical assistance as directed by supervisor.
  • Maintain detailed records of controlled substances used in the laboratory; package waste material and arrange for disposal according to established procedures.
  • Inventory and requisition supplies; may maintain bookkeeping records.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work in teams, and individually.
  • Self-driven and able to continually learn.
  • Ability to handle bodily fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, hair, etc.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Laboratory experience either related to operations, mechanical, sample collection, exposure science or regulatory compliance including EPA, OSHA, FDA product testings.
  • Valid Driver’s license or availability to transportation.
  • Please also see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.
Arizona Board of Regents 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Able to analyze data using R or KNIME.
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.82 - $16.65 Per Hour, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24280
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Borris Reiss, Assistant Professor

Open Date 11/21/2017
Review Start Date 12/01/2017
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 some laboratory experience either related to operations, mechanical, sample collection, exposure science or regulatory compliance including EPA, OSHA, FDA product testings?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you possess a valid driver's license and have access to reliable transportation upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents