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Associate Scientific Investigator, Surgery

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Health and Medical Services

Posting Number: req8205

Department: Surgery

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

Dr. Witte is looking for a candidate to provide scholarly collaboration, productive research, and mentoring experiences on medium/large and complex research projects in the Surgical Biology/Lymphology Lab and other collaborating labs in UAHS. The incumbent will be responsible for managing research grants, utilization of highly skilled techniques, sophisticated data collection and analysis for co-authored publications and scientific presentations. This person will also train, supervise and support professional and student personnel in the lab.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Planning, developing, and supporting translational basic and clinical research studies and inspired mentoring using highly specialized technical laboratory techniques broadly in the area of lymphology and surgical biology while ensuring the research program operates in compliance with regulatory agency guidelines. Projects are both independent and in collaborations with faculty members and multilevel trainees within and outside of the Department of Surgery.
  • Coordinate and manage research data collection and collation for publications, reports and scientific presentations. Will develop new techniques/technologies. Will train students in these skills.
  • Oversee teaching and supervision of physicians, medical students, undergraduate, and high school students performing research in the lymphology and other Medical Student Research Program-associated laboratories. Consultation with other faculty members in the areas of Lymphology research.
  • Manage research, planning, collaboration, writing and review of research proposals.
  • Manage grant and project fund management including tracking of funds and assistance in grant preparation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a related discipline required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience required.

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: DOE

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



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jessica Holmgren |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume 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 an 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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