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Research Technician III (Multiple,Temporary), Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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

Posting Number: req9788

Department: Chemical & Environmental Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department (ChEE) is seeking multiple applicants to fill Research Technician positions who will work under the direction of Dr. Erin Ratcliff in the Laboratory for Interface Science: Printable Electronic Materials. Research Technicians will work on the collection and analysis of scientific data, will be responsible for making solutions, processing films, and characterizing materials and interfaces. Results will be presented to other members of the group and may be incorporated into larger projects. These positions are short-term, temporary starting in May through August 2022.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Experimental design and data collection of spectroelectrochemial or impedance-based data and/or photoelectron spectroscopy data and subsequent comparable experiments.
  • Authoring of written and verbal reports that include citations to scientific literature. These will include short paragraphs consistent with scientific abstracts, discussions of research methods and findings. Verbal reports will include power point presentations of data presented and connections to scientific literature.
  • Working directly with graduate students and research scientist in the group to trouble shoot equipment design (ex. finding noise floors) and maintain equipment (ex. ultra-high vacuum chamber deposition and pump maintenance).
  • Training on state-of-the-art scientific techniques including color impedance, transient photoluminescence mapping, and Raman mapping.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates' Degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through
    experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of
    relevant experience required in addition to education requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, materials science, physics or related field.
  • Experience with printable electronics.

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: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $14.91 - $20.16 (DOE)

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

Expected End Date: 8/12/2022

Contact Information for Candidates

Erin Ratcliff,

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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