Research Technician II

Tucson, AZ
Nov 14, 2020
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Four-Year Institution
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Position Highlights:

The Psychology Department of the University of Arizona is looking to fill a Research Technician II position. The position is co-funded by Dr. Jessica Andrews-Hanna (Neuroscience of Emotion and Thought Lab) and Dr. Matthew Grilli (Human Memory Lab) and will have a central role in a new NIH/NIA-funded project designed to understand the impact of aging and Alzheimer's disease risk on real-world cognitive and emotional functioning, using smartphone applications, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), "face to face" neuropsychological and experimental cognitive testing and survey data collection. The Research Technician II will interact with younger and older adults, virtually and in-person, through recruitment, cognitive testing, fMRI data collection and debriefing, and they will assist with data organization and analyses.

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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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing an analysis pipeline for the MRI / fMRI component of the project, including data pre-processing / quality control, analysis of cortical thickness, task related fMRI analyses, and network analysis / graph theory of resting state functional connectivity data.
  • Analysis of "big data" from a smartphone app, including the application of structural equation modeling, linear mixed effects modeling, dynamic systems analyses and machine learning.
    Collaboration with other members of the team on data collection and the overall data analytic plan

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.

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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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hourly rate



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Research & Lab

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Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Jessica Andrews-Hanna - [email protected]
Matthew Grilli - [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

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Diversity Statement:

At 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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