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Research Technician I (Multiple Positions)

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

Posting Number: req11097

Department: Family and Community Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 3950 S Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85713 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine invites applicants to apply for a Research Technician I position. The position is responsible for developing, facilitating, implementing, and administering a wide variety of study-related tasks including organizing data and specimens. The duties of this position will include the collection, processing, storage, organization, and shipping of several hundred blood specimens.

This is a grant funded position.

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 blood specimens for a subset of enrolled and consented research participants.
  • Manages the collection of biological specimens including respiratory samples.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment, and prepares materials for specimen collection.
  • Sets up lab equipment following detailed instructions and procedures.
  • Provide routine administrative support to research projects (photocopies, files, and record keeping).

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

*1 year work experience as a research technician. *Bilingual in English/Spanish. *Biosafety, HIPAA, CITI (Biomedical Research Investigators), and biospecimen shipping training. *Phlebotomy certificate. *Sterile technique. *Database management (REDCap). *Excellent organization skills. *Attention to detail. *Thorough, careful documentation. *Report preparation.

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: $13.50 - $17.69

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: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Karen Lutrick |

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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