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Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Internal Medicine (College of Medicine - Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19878

Department: COM Phx Internal Medicine

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

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

Position Highlights

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate I. The primary focus of the research position is to study pulmonary vascular biology including hepatopulmonary syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, particularly related to the presence of chronic liver disease.

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in molecular biology and/or mouse genetics with a strong publication record. Prior experience in either rodent models of human diseases, rodent surgeries, metabolism, epigenetics, immunology, pulmonology, cardiovascular biology, or bioinformatics will be preferred. Candidates must have (or expect to receive) a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree, and be self-motivated. The candidates are expected to carry out the projects independently with minimal supervision, including designing experiments, formulating new ideas related to the projects, executing experiments proficiently and timely, and analyzing data professionally. The scientists are expected to handle multiple projects, to write scientific papers and reviews, and to present work in scientific conferences. The scientists are expected to work with students and technicians including assay development, problem solving, interpreting results and planning follow-up experiments.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Bioscience Core in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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

  • Lead projects utilizing in vivo and in vitro systems:
    • Perform independent research experiments under the direction of senior researchers or principal investigators.
    • Conduct research using rodent disease models including animal procedures and surgeries upon trainings.
    • Design and perform tissue/cell cultures, and molecular biology related experiments to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying the disease conditions
    • Maintain rodent colonies and monitor/care animals during the study periods ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Collect experimental samples/data and record experimental data meticulously.
  • Contribute to grant proposals and publications:
    • Participate in the acquisition of research funding by initiating and writing grant proposals/supporting documents.
    • Participate or authors articles in peer-reviewed journals, books or chapter publications.
    • Participate or presents at meetings and conferences.
    • May co-author and may co-present results with principal investigators at meetings or conferences.
  • Contribute to training and laboratory management:
    • Provide training to students and junior researchers.
    • Maintain and service laboratory equipment.
    • Manage and assist with biosafety requirements.
    • Organize laboratory and implement procedures.
  • Additional laboratory duties related to research as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or MD, MD/PhD in Biology Sciences or relevant field of study.

Preferred Qualifications

* Strong publication record.

* Advanced knowledge in hepatology, pulmonology, cardiovascular biology, and/or immunology.

* Proficiency in rodent disease models and molecular biology skills.

* Strong collaboration skills with interdisciplinary research teams and external collaborators.

* Experiences in advanced Single cell RNA sequencing, transcriptomics, and/or bioinformatics

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, Depends on Experience

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

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

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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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