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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req8310

Department: Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Medicine, Endocrinology Division is recruiting for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to work in Dr. Ruslan Rafikov's research laboratory in the cardiopulmonary field. We are seeking a recent doctoral graduate motivated to work in a great environment, to acquire skills and expertise for the straightforward pathway to independence. The lab's primary focus is lung vasculature in disease conditions such as pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury. Required expertise includes molecular biology skills applied to primary cell culture (vascular cells). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be actively involved in ongoing multi-project settings. Our approaches range from molecular and system biology, cellular and animal work to translational and personalized medicine.

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 several projects simultaneously.
  • Work on collaborative projects.
  • Perform molecular biology and cell culture experiments manipulating with gene expression, plasmids, viral vectors.
  • Perform basic mathematical and statistical analyses.
  • Perform standard laboratory procedures, including PCR, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, flow cytometry.
  • Prepare manuscripts and grants.
  • Present data at weekly lab meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree.
  • Experience with rodent handling and behavior.

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 Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $52,000

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

Christina Champagne |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

If invited for an interview, please provide three professional references.

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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