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Postdoctoral Research Associate, TCRC (College of Medicine - Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19285

Department: COM Phx Trans Cardio Rsrch Ctr

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The Translational Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix (COM-P) is seeking multiple highly motivated candidates for full-time positions as Postdoctoral Research Associates in Dr. Hongyu Qiu's laboratory. The lab focuses on cardiovascular disease research. The successful applicants will contribute towards research and research-related service in the area of translational cardiovascular research. The successful Postdoctoral applicants should be organized, detail oriented, productive and be able to work independently as well as with others. The Postdoctoral candidates will benefit from the interaction with the diverse and interdisciplinary environment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.

This position is available for visa sponsorship.

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

  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct scientific research requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaption and modification of standard scientific techniques. Serve as principal investigator, as appropriate, on sub-projects of complexities consistent with above criteria.
  • Generate new ideas and projects for development.
  • Design, perform, and/or oversees experiments and data collection to ensure data integrity, quality control, and protocol compliance.
  • Perform aspects related to cellular and molecular biology research that include, but are not limited to: qRT-PCR, Immunoblotting, Immunocytoflurorescence, Histological preparations and imaging, Cell culture, Molecular cloning, Generation of DNA expression constructs, development and preparation of adenoviruses and adenoassociated viruses for expression construct gene transfer. 
  • Prepare statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs as appropriate to the specific position. Prepare manuscripts for publication. 
  • Develop and maintain detailed records of experiments, analyzing and writing findings. Assist with preparation of grants and manuscripts.
  • Review and edit protocols to ensure coherence, completeness, and consistency.
  • Participate in the acquisition of research funding by initiating and writing grant proposals.
  • Present research results to scientific conferences and other groups. 
  • Attend regular group meetings; manage, maintain, order laboratory equipment and supplies; and respond to administrative request and procedures. 
  • Manage daily laboratory operations, including supplies ordering and lab inventories related to cellular and molecular biology techniques that will include common use items (e.g., compressed gas, dry ice and liquid nitrogen).
  • Guide the work of others  and/or provides guidance to a specialized laboratory or research area. 
  • Serve as the biosafety and chemical safety officer for TCRC, including the management of all lab safety and approval protocols. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of coordinating experiments, and completing analysis, statistics, and interpretation.
  • Skilled in grant writing and manuscript preparation.
  • Ability to participate at scientific conferences and present findings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, or related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Knowledge of the cardiovascular physiology, particular in echography, microsurgery in mouse and exvivo vascular activity measurements are preferred.

* Ability to independently develop reports and manuscripts and present findings in tabular, oral, written, and graphic formats.

* Proven track record of creativity and established track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

FLSA: 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: NIH salary guidelines, 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

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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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