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Research Technician II (Part-Time)

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

Posting Number: req18860

Department: Pharmacology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona seeks a Research Technician II that will work independently and with others in a laboratory setting conducting experiments under the direction of Dr. Arthur Riegel. This program focuses on using behavioral analyses and chemical assays to investigate addiction. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded and enthusiastic individual who can communicate in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, coordinate,
    and execute research experiments to investigate addiction with a focus on active
    rodent behavioral research under direction of PI.
  • Collaborate with work group on routine experiments using basic bench
    research techniques in the development of new strategies, techniques, and
    equipment along with their peers.
  • Help
    perform multiple behavioral analyses and chemical procedures/assays.
  • Collect, process and label samples in accordance with protocols and standard
    operating procedures.
  • Set up research experiments and lab equipment following detailed instructions, procedures,
    and protocols.
  • Maintain daily laboratory
    records/notebook and perform data analysis.
  • Using general knowledge, participate in preparing detailed research experimental reports, summaries, protocols, and
    quantitative results to facilitate data analysis.
  • Clean, sterilize, operate, maintain,
    troubleshoot, and repair equipment used for research.
  • Work is performed under general supervision except for new assignments.
    Sets priorities for performing work and managing time to complete tasks. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication, organizational skills and attention to
  • Highly motivated and have an interest in learning and
    applying new techniques.

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 required.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20.40

Job FTE: 0.51

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.50 - $20.63

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Barbie Montoya |

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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