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Research Technician I - Physiology (Part Time)

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

Posting Number: req18344

Department: Physiology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1656 E. Mabel St., Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Bailey laboratory in the Department of Physiology has a unique opportunity to join their team of people working to lower cardiovascular disease risk as a Research Technician I. In this position, you will work as part of a team comprising physicians, RNs, post-doctoral fellows, research professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students on a National Institutes of Health-funded CHART Clinical Trial. As part of the team, your objective is to optimize the participant experience in each phase of the trial including a) answering phone calls from potential participants, b) assisting with recruitment of interested members of the public, c) screening of potential participants, d) assisting in retaining participants in the trial and e) assisting in the evaluation of participants at various time points throughout the trial.

The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be working closely with other research personnel and with members of the general public 50+ years of age. You will be provided on the job training to quickly bring you up to speed to be successful in your new 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

Data collection/participant interactions:

  • Collect required data following standard operating procedures and enter into online databases.
  • Provide members of the public assistance with directions, including meeting/greeting participants and answering phone calls.
  • Assist, guide and encourage participants throughout baseline, midpoint and follow-up assessments and training visits.
  • Collect study equipment from participants and enter data from equipment into the digital record.
  • Assist with coordinating visit schedules, participant intake, and pre-screening phone calls.
  • Contact patients as required after initial contact to obtain additional information.
  • Able to answer participants' questions and provide resources to participants.

Technical Skills:

  • Perform research functions according to detailed standard operating procedures.
  • Operate laboratory equipment following detailed instructions and procedures and under direction of higher level researchers.
  • Maintain a clean and clear space in which to work with participants.
  • Process human plasma/blood samples (safety and technical training provided upon hiring).
  • Clean training devices and check routinely for proper functioning.
  • Routine use of Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, etc...).


  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Routine administrative tasks (photocopying, labeling, scanning, filing, record keeping).
  • Maintain detailed participant records/files, including filing of hard copies and entry and maintenance of digital records.
  • Accurate and timely completion of documentation and  report forms.

Effective Communication:

  • Participate in weekly team laboratory meetings.
  • Provide feedback to the team on participant progress and problems/solutions.
  • Assist team members with report generation as necessary for reporting of results for publication and presentation.
  • Regular and timely communication in-person and via Microsoft Teams with research team and CATS facility personnel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals.
  • Work with specialized research staff and with members of the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required. 
  • Prior work experience not required.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

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)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Fiona Bailey |

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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