Research Technician I

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Brain Imaging, Behavior & Aging Lab in the Department of Psychology conducts research studies using neuroimaging techniques and neuropsychological measures to understand the effects of aging and Alzheimer's disease on the brain and cognition. The neuroimaging methods include structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging, MR perfusion, and positron emission tomography (PET).

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the recruitment of subjects and the acquisition and analysis of project data, including for intervention trials. The research technician will work with other research staff to ensure high levels of quality assurance in data collection for various studies that includes neuropsychological testing, clinical rating scales, measures of aerobic fitness, non-pharmacological interventions, and other health related measures.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruit participants, conduct structured interviews and screenings and schedule participant appointments.
  • Administer neuropsychological tests to study participants.
  • Conduct procedures for intervention trials.
  • Organize research data and maintain study database.
  • Perform statistical analysis of behavioral and imaging data.
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of subject data.
  • Review, organize and process neuroimaging data.
  • Perform neuroimaging acquisition.
  • Assist with a variety of project related administrative duties.
  • Supervise and train undergraduate research assistants.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted and enter data into database.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree



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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:

Cortney Jessup
[email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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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