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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req19699

Department: Psychology

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Brain Imaging, Behavior and Aging Lab in the Department of Psychology conducts research studies using neuroimaging techniques to understand the effects of brain aging and Alzheimer's disease. The post-doctoral research associate will be involved in analyses of existing and ongoing lab and publicly available datasets, will perform analyses with neuroimaging data, and will develop research questions and assist in performing primary and secondary analyses on factors influencing brain and cognitive aging, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

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

  • Analysis and management of datasets, including using a variety of multivariate and univariate analytic methods, to address research questions involving neuroimaging, behavioral, cognitive, clinical, and physiological variables and health risk factor.
  • Assist in gaining access to relevant datasets, preparing data for analysis, and performing preliminary QC and data checks to support analyses.
  • Assist in gaining access to relevant datasets, preparing data for analysis, and performing preliminary QC and data checks to support analyses.
  • Collaboration with other researchers on current and ongoing projects, including faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduates, and research staff.
  • Assistance with grant applications for new and supplemental federal, state, and private grants.
  • Dissemination of findings as a lead and co-author through publications and scientific presentations.
  • Strong skills in statistics, MRI data analysis and data visualization methods, and integration of neuroimaging and physiological data with participant clinical/behavioral characteristics, including demographics, measures of cognitive function, and clinical health conditions and risk factors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, mathematics, or other quantitative fields.  The selected candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire.
  • Experience in statistics. 

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: $61,008

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

Cortney Jessup

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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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