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Research Technician I (Part Time)

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

Posting Number: req11140

Department: UAHS Research

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona is seeking Research Technicians to provide support for clinical specimen for and sample processing for the Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. The Research Technicians will be responsible for collecting, logging, processing, and assuring proper transportation of biospecimens to the centers biobank using standardized protocols and consumables.

The successful candidates will report to the center research specialist for biobank operations and will work closely with the center's research staff to advance the goals of the University of Arizona Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, with a focus on the development, promotion, and advancement of research, education, and service. This position will work closely with Spanish and English speaking populations.

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

Data Collection Dates:

  • Transport and set-up lab/data collection kits at clinical sites.
  • Collect and label samples, and as instructed, and deliver or process samples in accordance with the protocol, manual of operations, standard operating procedure (SOP) or other work instruction set.
  • Ensure specimens are properly logged, handled, and stored.
  • Conduct data entry to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance of data collection.
  • Document in applicable systems (tracking, electronic health, etc.) data collected and status of data processing and location/shipments in the study.
  • On a regular basis, adjust regular working schedule to provide weekend coverage as needed.
  • Travel between clinic sites in Tucson and Nogales for data collection and recruitment purposes.

Biospecimen Processing Lab:

  • Process blood samples and prepare for cryo storage.
  • Input data into redcap on blood processing.
  • Assist with preparing blood collection kits for data collection
  • Operate standard laboratory and research study equipment.

Administration/ General:

  • Preparing data collection kits such as printing consent forms, assuring all supplies are ready for data collection dates.
  • Assisting with center administrative projects when needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Any previous research experience

Strong organization skills and significant attention to detail for data entry.

Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.

High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.

Strong communication and computer skills.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: .5

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50 - $16.69

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

Alexis Soto |

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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