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Research Technician

Research Technician

Research Technician

Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Job Type


The research technician will participate in daily lab duties on an NIH/NICHD funded research project. Job duties will include recruitment, screening, enrollment, data collection on site at a school-based setting and in the community with English and Spanish speakers. Duties will also include retention efforts, assistance with developing project materials, reports, and publications. The research technician will participate in translation and interpretation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. This individual will play an integral role in conducting research
to help young ren from low-income, ethnic minority families return to in person learning which will include implementing COVID-19 saliva testing protocols and garden based curriculum activities. The candidate will work directly with a predominantly Spanish speaking population.

Job Family

Research & Laboratory

Department Name

Edson Sponsored



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$16.92 - $19.23 per hour; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Plays an integral role in conducting research aimed at recruiting and returning young ren to school safely and improving health behaviors in low-income, minority ren and families.
  • Performs scientific data collection, data entry, data proofing, and analyses involving routine procedures characterized by moderate use of independent judgment following scientific protocol.
  • Conducts research recruitment, enrollment, data collection in English and Spanish.
  • Performs translation and interpretation, verbally and in writing, from English to Spanish and vice versa.
  • Travels to research sites and conduct collection of saliva samples, field testing for motor skills, and intervention implementation (mileage reimbursement).
  • Maintains detailed records of data collected and data entered.
  • Organizes data, prepares data for computer input and records computer output.
  • Conducts library and online searches to find research information on related procedures and techniques that can be used in the laboratory and/or field.
  • Writes summaries of projects, documenting location, findings and procedures used and assists in writing reports by conducting literature searches and background research; prepares bibliographies as required.
  • Operates laboratory equipment such as weight scale, stadiomenter, blood pressure machine, and measuring tape.
  • Maintains detailed records of daily laboratory tasks.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies.
  • Trains students in the operation of equipment and/or in the performance of technical procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Four years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of being able to speak, write and read in Spanish/English (Bilingual)
  • Experience in working in the community with culturally diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and techniques of research recruitment, enrollment, and participant confidentiality
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods, data collection, data entry, data proofing, and analyses.
  • Experience in performing in a professional manner and in collaboration with a variety of individuals
  • Experience working with pre-school/headstart school systems
  • Experience working with diverse pre-school/headstart student populations (including first generation, and low‐income)
  • Experience recruiting for research studies
  • Experience on implementing physically active interventions
  • Experience providing training
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Experience prioritizing workload
  • Evidence of being certified in CPR/first aid

Working Environment

  • Lift and transport up to 25 pounds
  • Analyze and report results of tests conducted
  • Use communication skills to perform the essential duties
  • Conduct lab tests using appropriate equipment and protocols
  • Deliver presentations
  • Maintain databases and develop reports
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities which may
  • include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Schedule appointments and maintain calendar for director
  • Type on a keyboard
  • Use lab equipment (i.e. computer, salivary test kits)
  • Use basic math and a calculator
  • Use computer equipment and software
  • Work in an office setting and use office equipment (i.e. printers, copiers, fax machines, telephones)

Department Statement

Unit: The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is distinguished as a model for excellence and inspiration in nursing and interprofessional practice, education, and research to advance knowledge and innovative practice models, and new solutions to optimize the health and well-being of our diverse local, national and global communities.

Project: SAGE stands for Sustainability via Active Garden Education. SAGE helps improve physical activity, healthy eating and safety in early care and education centers. SAGE is a gardening and safety program provided by teachers, trained students, and staff from Arizona State University. SAGE works with groups in the community to improve the health of Latino ren in Phoenix. SAGE is currently focused on returning young ren to in person learning testing a mix of COVID-19 screening and open-air garden-based education.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's webpage.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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