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Research/Laboratory Aide (On Call / Multiple Positions) (Maricopa, AZ)

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Position Information

Title Research/Laboratory Aide (On Call / Multiple Positions) (Maricopa, AZ)
Department Maricopa Ag Center-Ext (1553)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

The Research/Laboratory Aide performs routine technical laboratory and field duties; duties include washing glassware, preparing solutions, and collecting water samples for research. This position is located in Maricopa, AZ at the Maricopa Agricultural Center.

As one of the major centers of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, the Maricopa Agricultural Center strives to be at the forefront of disciplinary field investigations, to develop, deliver and service the best appropriate integrated agricultural technologies for all problems faced by Arizona consumers and producers, and to provide assistance to all scientists conducting their research and educational outreach programs. The Center not only provides facilities and support for extension outreach programs, but also provides support and facilities for teaching University classes and Ag-Literacy to all age groups.

The Maricopa Agricultural Center’s main focus is on cotton, small grains, alfalfa, and new specialty crops that could be used to provide fibers, oils, pharmaceuticals, etc. The research projects are related to irrigation and crop water requirements, soils and crop fertility, insects and IPM management, cotton production and breeding, new crops and their uses, weed control, cultural management practices, plant diseases, and urban entomology.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Collects glassware from laboratories, separating by the type and size and return clean glassware to laboratory.
  • Prepare glassware for the autoclave by wrapping with foil.
  • Prepare solutions, reagents, and media according to instructions.
  • Assist in laboratory work including labeling, sorting, measuring, collecting, and processing samples.
  • Perform molecular assays such as standard PCR and real time PCR under direct supervision of the lab manager, graduate students, or the principal investigator.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

One year of laboratory/research, field research, or technical maintenance experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time On Call
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Job Category Temporary and Part-time
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $9.022 - $10.719 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S21134
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 02/29/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Channah Rock
crock@ag.arizona.edu

Open Date 02/22/2016
Review Start Date 02/29/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/8687
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 at least one year of laboratory/research, field research, or technical maintenance experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents