Research Technician II

Tucson, AZ
Jan 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Andrews-Hanna (Neuroscience of Emotion and Thought Lab) and Dr. David Sbarra (Lab for Social Connectedness and Health), will have a central role in a project designed to understand the dyadic impact of self-focused, ruminative thought on empathy and mental health in adult couples. The Research Technician II will oversee the day-to-day activities of this study, including assisting with participant recruitment and data collection, managing human subjects protocols, recruiting, training, and supervising research assistants, overseeing task transcription, ordering supplies, and assisting with annual reports and documentation. The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, family social science, or a related field with at least one year of research experience.

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:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, screen, and schedule research participants in romantic relationships for a multi-session project
  • Run study participants through in-person study session, including observational laboratory-based measures, psychophysiology, and self-report surveys/questionnaires
  • Assist with teaching research participants how to use smartphone applications employed in the project and help research participants troubleshoot issues that may arise during their participation
  • Assist with recruiting, supervising, and managing undergraduate research assistants on tasks including data preparation, transcribing, coding, and participant recruitment/screening

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Neuroscience.



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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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Job Family:

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]

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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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