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Research Professional II

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req17566

Department: Community Environment & Policy

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Drachman, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Western Environmental Science Technical Assistance Center for Environmental Justice (WEST EJ Center) is seeking a highly motivated environmental health sciences research specialist The mission of the WEST EJ Center is to work as authentic partners with communities towards environmental and energy justice by being a one-stop shop for hands-on technical assistance, multi-faceted training, and other eligible forms of assistance, resources, and support to community members. The grants management research specialist will work directly with the Associate Director and program coordinator and directly engage with community members, partners and other key stakeholders when necessary.

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

  • Plans, organizes and conducts research studying entities by examining, assessing, evaluating and modeling spatial data for use in projects related to the WEST EJ Center. Use GIS to conduct research tailored to specific areas and communities.. 
  • Develop and maintain air sensor lending library. This includes handling sensor reservations, loan agreements, and ensuring the timely and accurate distribution and return of sensor units. 
  • Conducting research related to environmental health environmental health study design and sampling and analysis methods, including GIS. 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in renewable energy policy landscape, including changes in legislation, funding opportunities, and governmental initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of GIS software and datasets related to environmental and energy justice (e.g., EPA EJScreen).
  • Knowledge of personal and ambient air sensors.
  • Knowledge of environmental health and exposure science sampling and analysis methods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with different groups/individuals in English
  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn new skills. Tasks may require investigation of multiple alternatives to support community member requests, requiring some innovation and creativity in consultation with program coordinator and associate director.
  • Ability to work independently and meet desired expectations.
  • Attention to detail and excellent skills in time management and documentation of tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required in environmental health, exposure science, GIS, or a related field. Up to 1 year of relevant work experience.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,039 - $60,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Nathan Lothrop, Associate Director/ Assistant Research Professor |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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 a 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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