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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Public and Environmental Health

Posting Number: req17558

Department: Physiology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine - Tucson campus is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate I to join the lab of Associate Professor Shaowen Bao. The purpose of this position is to lead the investigation of interactions among Covid-19 vaccines, Covid-19 infection and the risks of tinnitus and auditory processing disorder. The candidate is expected to design/plan/conduct electronic surveys, and retrieve/analyze information from existing databases.

The position is for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, plan, design, and conduct electronic surveys on interactions among Covid-19 vaccines, Covid-19 infection and tinnitus/auditory processing disorder. Analyze survey results.
  • Retrieve and analyze relevant information from existing databases such as VAERS.
  • Author, co-author, present and co-present research results with principal investigators at meetings or conferences and for publications.
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to guide the work of others who perform essentially the same work. May organize, set priorities, schedule and review work.
  • Ability to plan and direct the day-to-day work of staff and students to meet job function standards and outcomes. Trains staff and students, establishes and communicates performance expectation.
  • Expected to independently propose solutions to problems for manager review, requiring innovation and creativity.
  • Responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of programs, projects, or systems within own group / function, and making necessary adjustments.
  • Can routinely interact with peers and direct management. Exchanges information with other departments or external contacts to perform role and achieve objectives. May coordinate own work with that of other work groups.
  • Ability to work under minimal guidance and assigned in the form of desired expectations. Ability to use independent judgment to determine best approach and creativity is expected to achieve maximum results and handle new situations.
    Should possess complete knowledge of all job functions. Exhibits ability to transfer knowledge and application of complex principles, theories and concepts to peers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in a physiological sciences or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in public health or epidemiology is preferred.
  • Prior experience with epidemiological studies is preferred.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 10/31/2024

Contact Information for Candidates

Shaowen Bao, PhD |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) 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 a 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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