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Research Technician I (Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req18867

Department: Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment is hiring a research technician to assist a University of Arizona graduate student project studying the ecology of the invasive American bullfrog by tracking their movement, dispersal, and reproductive phenology in the San Rafael Valley, southeast of Tucson, Arizona. This information will be used to inform ongoing bullfrog eradication projects for the conservation of native aquatic species. The technician will be an employee of the University of Arizona and will work under the supervision of the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability programs; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Position Duties:

  • Assist with visual encounter and aquatic trapping surveys for American bullfrogs (including night surveys), capture and handle bullfrogs, assist with measuring and marking bullfrogs using toe clipping and visual implant tags, attach external VHF radio transmitters, and monitor bullfrog movements with VHF telemetry at night during the monsoon season.
  • Help recover bullfrogs removed through ongoing bullfrog eradication projects, transport bullfrog carcasses to the University of Arizona, and dissect bullfrogs to record reproductive and diet data. 
  • Assist with data quality control and entry at the end of the season.  

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and the ability to accurately collect and record data.
  • The ability to work well unsupervised, with a partner, and in a group setting.
  • Enthusiasm for wildlife conservation and willingness to withstand challenges that come with field work such as working in desert heat, being at risk of encountering venomous reptiles, working at night, and navigating through dense vegetation near water.
  • Ability to navigate using a handheld GPS unit.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Most sites are accessible by 4WD driving but hiking up to 3 miles over rugged terrain at night may be required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing or obtained a BS degree in wildlife ecology, biology, evolution, environmental science, or other related fields.
  • Experience handling amphibians.
  • Experience working in/around water.
  • Experience with VHF radio telemetry.
  • Experience with southeastern Arizona reptiles and amphibians.
  • Previous experience as a field technician.
  • Experience car camping and/or hiking.
  • Experience driving 4WD vehicles on poorly maintained dirt roads.
  • Experience navigating using a handheld GPS unit.

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 - Limited Benefits

Rate of Pay: $15.00 - $18.75

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 9/10/2024

Contact Information for Candidates

Emma Sudbeck

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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