Research Technician I

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Working with wastewater epidemiology team to discover early signs of COVID-19 in wastewater of University of Arizona dorms and buildings. At the forefront of the testing teams, this position offers the opportunity to work in real-world microbiology.

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 relocation 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
  • Collects wastewater samples from student dorms for subsequent analysis for COVID-19
  • Assists with sample preparation of wastewater
  • Assist with nucleic acid extraction prior to PCR analysis
  • Maintain detailed records on the results of the tests/experiments conducted.
  • Assist with data analysis and project reporting
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience (GED) required
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 or more years of lab experience preferred
FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryAgriculture and ExtensionBenefits 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 Date10/11/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesLinda Heffernan
[email protected] Open Date9/29/2020Open 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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