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Research Technician II (Temporary) (Part Time)

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

Posting Number: req6022

Department: Aerospace & Mechanical Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) Department at the University of Arizona is recruiting a Research Technician II to work a temporary, part-time position under the direct supervision of Professor Jekan Thanga. This position will coordinate with laboratory faculty, technical staff, undergraduate and graduate students on various projects. Results from this work will enhance laboratory capability in further development of concepts for laboratory demonstration, flight tests, and launch of a CubeSat Mission.

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

  • Assist with designing spacecraft components.
  • Conduct experiments to further the projects viability.
  • Set up and perform lab tests and present results to PI and peers.
  • Assist in mechanical tasks such as PCB designs, 3D printing and assembly.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in using PCB design, 3D printing software, and using the Solidworks computer-aided engineering software program.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: .50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Limited Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.10

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

Expected End Date: 1/30/2022

Contact Information for Candidates

Jekan Thanga, OR

Janice Hull

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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