Research Technician I

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is currently seeking a well-organized and highly motivated person for the position of Research Technician I for the Aquaculture Pathology Lab (APL). The incumbent will perform duties related to helping APL staff in diagnostics with primary duties in the PCR unit under the direction of the PCR technicians and Lab Manager. The incumbent will coordinate with other support members for other various lab assignments as needed.

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences supports Inclusive Excellence. The University diversity strategic initiative is designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.

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

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As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Priority PCR Diagnostic support: making/changing buffers, QC maintenance, generating reports, report review, and sampling, extracting DNA/RNA, inventory, sample storage, and assist in collection of data as needed.
  • General Lab Duties-Specimen accessioning, autoclaving, lab organization, lab maintenance, stocking, supply inventory, freezer inventory, lab QC
  • Assist with other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required
  • Prior work experience not required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Six months to one year of laboratory/research, field research or technical maintenance experience preferred
  • Previous PCR lab experience preferred
FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayDOECompensation Typehourly rate Grade1 Career Stream and LevelOC1Job FamilyResearch & Lab Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesFor additional questions, please contact Munerra Muhammad at

[email protected]

Open Date9/9/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt 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. As an Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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.

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