Research Technician I (Yuma, AZ)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 25, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.
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
  • Collect samples from the source.
  • Receive and label samples according to standard procedures.
  • Process samples under BSL-2 conditions.
  • Extract RNA and prepare samples for qPCR under the supervision of the laboratory manager.
  • Organize and store laboratory supplies.
  • Clean and sanitize workspaces and equipment according to SOP guidelines.
  • Clean and sterilize glassware and other supplies.
  • Record all data and results accurately.
  • Maintain equipment and assist in ordering supplies.
  • Ensure that all safety guidelines are strictly followed at all times.
  • The individual will be driving to and from field sites throughout Arizona.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work independently.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license and Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Preferred QualificationsAssociate's or Bachelor's of Science degree in biological sciences.
Experience as a Lab Technician or relevant position.
Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment.
Experience with molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction and PCR.
Experience in handling potential biohazardous materials.
Experience working in a BSL-2 laboratory. FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$15.00Compensation 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 Date10/1/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesSonnet Nelson YCEDA Sr. Program Coordinator [email protected] Open Date9/24/2020Open 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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