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Research Technician - Department of Surgery

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

Posting Number: req5442

Department: Surgery

Location: UAHS - Tucson

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

Position Highlights

The Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery is seeking a Research Technician I to enroll and follow study participants in research studies.

This individual will work closely with the investigator to facilitate the trial by screening, recording interventions, obtaining labs, completing case report forms, assisting with query resolution, and interviewing and scheduling study participants for follow-up. He/She will assume primary responsibility for direct observation, accurate completion and maintenance of all study related documents.

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

  • Assist in application and maintenance of IRB for research study as instructed by the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Recruit study participants from the Banner - University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT) Campus, Banner * University Medical Center South (BUMCS) Campus, Banner North Campus Vascular Surgery Clinic, and the local area.
  • Assist in the evaluation of potential study participants to ensure they meet study eligibility requirements; instruct study participants concerning research protocol and complete the patient informed consent procedure.
  • Assist with study visits according to protocol; perform interview/focus group under guidance, complete survey, schedule and/or coordinate required laboratory tests, radiology procedures, and exams.
  • Assess participants for evidence of drug toxicity, unexpected side effects or other problems, and notify PI and research RN.
  • Assist PI in maintenance of regulatory files.
  • Help develop source documents and other cataloging/data collection/tracking tools as needed.
  • Keep the clinical trial/study PI informed of adverse events and serious adverse events.
  • Complete case report forms (CRF), electronic or paper, for each study participant; resolve queries.
  • Coordinate and maintain contact with patients, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and other related parties to recruit participants, schedule monitor visits, schedule physician coverage.
  • Other duties as assigned, included by not limited to learning about the pathophysiology of vascular disease.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Previous clinical experience (i.e. hospital, clinic, or private practice).
  • Demonstrated organization skills.
  • Familiarity with basic medical terminology and drugs used to treat common disorders.
  • Ability to function without direct supervision.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in prioritization and attention to detail.

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: $12.15 - $14.00

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jessica Holmgren |

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 an 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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