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Research Technician II

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

Posting Number: req11075

Department: UAHS Brain Science

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1670 E. Drachman Street, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Center for Innovation in Brain Science (CIBS) is an exciting research nexus at the University of Arizona cultivating collaborations and providing expertise in the area of translational neuroscience. The Faculty in CIBS conduct cutting-edge research primarily related to four specific age-related neurodegenerative disorders - Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

CIBS is currently seeing a Research Technician who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Behavioral Core, including maintenance, data collection, sample preparation, maintaining updates to protocols and SOP's, and various other duties as needed.

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

  • Perform basic rodent veterinary procedures such as ear punch, ear tag identification, animal monthly weights. 
  • Performs clinical health rounds to observe the physical health and well-being of laboratory animals, documenting abnormalities and reporting to supervisor. 
  • Perform other animal-related duties as necessary. 
  • Perform saphenous vein blood draw to run clinical blood chemistry analyses. 
  • Perform EchoMRI, fasting blood glucose testing, novel object recognition, open field, gait analyses, and piezoelectric sleep recordings.
  • Assist in the submission of IACUC and biosafety protocols and ensure that animal- and cell-related lab activities are regulation compliant.
  • Provide hands-on training for research staff, to include rodent handling procedures, biohazard containment and biosecurity, and basic  technical methods. 
  • Maintain databases according to departmental requirements.
  • Develop SOPs for new equipment and procedures.
  • Contribute to manuscripts with data, methods, and analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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: $14.85 - $19.45

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Laura deSteiguer |

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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