Research Technician II (EXTENDED TEMPORARY)
School of Plant Sciences-ResDepartment Website Link:
Tucson, AZ USAPosition Highlights:
A research technician position is immediately available to work in research projects relating to CO2 production by fungi during fruiting. The major responsibility of this position will include culturing fungal isolates in the laboratory, preparing substrates for fruiting mushroom cultures, maintaining and managing fruiting facilities, establishing production experiments in CO2 fruiting chambers, and statistical analysis of resulting data. The position is half-time and temporary, but opportunities for full time and permanent employment may be open with satisfactory performance.
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
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:
- Culturing fungal isolates in the laboratory
- Preparing substrates for fruiting mushroom cultures
- Maintaining and managing fruiting facilities
- Establishing CO2 experiments in fruiting facilities
- Statistical analysis of resulting data
- Additional duties may be assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of mushroom taxonomy and physiology
- Ability to work independently with good oral and written communication skills
- High School diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, mycology, or related biological science.
Non-ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
3Career Stream and Level:
Research & LabJob Function:
ResearchType of criminal background check required::
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
6/28/2021Expected End Date:
1/9/2022Contact Information for Candidates:
For additional information, please contact Dr. Barry Pryor at [email protected]
6/3/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
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