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Research Technician I - WEST Center (Multiple Positions) (Updated)

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

Posting Number: req9898

Department: Environmental Science-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Note: This posting has been updated to 2 positions.

WEST Center facilitates innovative research and technology development to ensure sustainable water supplies that protects and promotes environmental and human health. Critical to WEST's success is the partnership between the University of Arizona, the private sector, utilities, and the community at large.

Features of the WEST Center:

  • State-of-the-art facility for new water and energy technology evaluation

Provides world class expertise in:

  • Environmental microbiology & environmental engineering
  • Technology development for reduced energy use in water treatment
  • In line real-time sensors for water treatment technologies
  • A leading center in emerging chemical and microbial contaminants
  • Community monitoring of infectious agents for pandemic prevention and prediction

Salary range for Research Technician I can be found at

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

  • Collects wastewater samples from student dorms for subsequent analysis for COVID-19
  • Assists with sample preparation of wastewater
  • Assist with nucleic acid extraction prior to PCR analysis
  • Maintain detailed records on the results of the tests/experiments conducted.
  • Assist with data analysis and project reporting

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience (GED) required
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more year's of lab experience

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: 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

Contact Information for Candidates

Linda Heffernan

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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