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Research Technician II (Multiple Positions)

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

Posting Number: req18566

Department: Senior VP Health Sciences

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The successful candidate will participate in research support for a variety of projects. Work will include all aspects of intake, collection, registration, processing and cryopreservation of incoming biological specimens. It will also include records searching, retrieval, organizing, packaging, and shipping of outgoing specimens. Accurate paperwork and data entry is a critical element of this position and all work activities are according to strict protocols.

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

  • Processing, characterization, and banking of biospecimens. Collect and compile research data. Completes basic calculations of test results. Nucleic acid preparation and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolation, cryopreservation, and banking. Clean, sterilize, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment, machinery and instruments used for research. 
  • Shipping of samples to various end-users to include Principal Investigators within and outside of the university. Provide appropriate documentation with shipped samples, to include specimen manifest, de-identified data and other requests per investigator. 
  • Receipt and registration of biospecimens in lab data base, along with data base analyses needed for quality control. Communication with Investigators and Clinical Research Coordinators from multiple University and non-University projects. 
  • Provide research administrative support including coordinating schedules, handling supply and sample intake, maintaining processing records and specimen files. Collaborate in the development of new strategies, techniques and equipment. Participate in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative results. 
  • Provide recommendations on various laboratory protocols and procedures. Perform miscellaneous lab work needed to keep the lab operational, such as restocking of supplies, cleaning of lab equipment and facilities. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Candidate should be able to practice sterile technique, willing to work with biological and potentially hazardous specimens, and adhere to strict documentation of their work. Persons must also be able to work in a large interactive groups of technicians.
  • Flexibility and the willingness to learn new skills is essential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

FLSA: Non-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: $16.50 - $20.63

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: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Leila Darbouze |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: If invited to interview, please be prepared to provide three (3) professional references.

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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