Research Technician I

Tucson, AZ
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Environmental Science-Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Performs field sampling from different destinations and conducts laboratory experiments and processing of environmental samples as needed using knowledge in environmental microbiology techniques. Performs antimicrobial efficacy testing as part of the laboratory's University service work.

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:

  • Conduct or assist with antimicrobial efficacy studies with bacterial and viral species using advanced cultural methods including mammalian cell culture.
  • Assist with various grant-funded research projects as needed including participating in field sampling and the concentration, processing, recovery, and detection of microorganisms from environmental samples.
  • Perform laboratory experiments and assays including the identification of bacterial and viral indicators and pathogens in various water matrices / biosolids.
  • Maintain detailed records on the results of the tests/experiments conducted.
  • Assist with data analysis, project reporting, and manuscript preparation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree - environmental micobiology.
  2. At least 2 years of laboratory experience including the following:
  • Experience in the microbiological concentration, processing, recovery, and detection of microorganisms from environmental samples, and
  • Experience in conducting antimicrobial efficacy experiments.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Research & Lab

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

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

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Linda Heffernan
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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