Research Technician I

Tucson, AZ
May 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The position of Research Technician I is available in the laboratory of Dr. Melville Wohlgemuth in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. The research of the lab focuses on how the brain senses the natural world and then responds appropriately with the correct behavioral output. To study these phenomena, we combine computational ethology, multi-channel in vivo physiology, and optogenetics in the echolocating bat. The ideal candidate will have some background in scientific experimentation, and experience in working with animals. The lab is looking for someone that is motivated to learn new techniques, invests time in learning the literature, and is a team player. Please visit for more information about the lab.

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:

  • Animal care and training of echolocating bats
  • Histological brain reconstructions (e.g. cryostat use, tissue mounting, antibody staining, etc.)
  • Data analysis using prewritten code in Matlab
  • Data collection using prewritten code in Matlab and LabView
  • Help with animal collection of bat­s from the wild

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of scientific experimentation methods.
  • Basic knowledge of biology
  • Comfortable in handling and training animals.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Computer literacy (ideally Matlab or something similar)
  • Background in neuroscience



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Rate of Pay:

$12.15 - $15.15

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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:

Dr. Melville Wohlgemuth
[email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) 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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