Research Technician II

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 26, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Arizona Canine Cognition Center (PI Evan MacLean) and Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates (PI Stacey Tecot) seeks a full-time Research Coordinators to assist with studies on the biology of human-animal interaction.

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

The Research Technician II will be responsible for overseeing and participating in all day-to-day
operations of our research on dog-child interactions, including:

  • Recruiting participants for campus-based studies with dogs and children
  • Conducting behavioral studies involving social interactions between dogs and 8-10 year-old children
  • Collecting biological samples from children and dogs
  • Running neuroendocrine assays
  • Behavioral data coding
  • Managing research ethics protocols
  • Supervising undergraduate research assistants
  • Purchasing lab supplies and processing receipts
  • Maintaining a clean and organized lab
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required, and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Previous coursework or experience in fields related to animal behavior, developmental psychology, neuroscience, or endocrinology.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year of laboratory activities experience; OR, five years of laboratory activities or related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education (in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications).
  • Previous research experience working with human children, families and/or domestic dogs
  • Work experience demonstrating laboratory skills (pipetting, immunoassays, sample purification).
FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$13.07Compensation Typehourly rate Grade3 Career Stream and LevelOC2Job 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 CandidatesEvan MacLean
[email protected] Open Date9/25/2020Open 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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