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Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Endocrinology

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Posting Number: req10518

Department: Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1656 E. Mabel St., MRB 410, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in Dr. Olga Rafikova'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 pulmonary vascular biology and cardiac dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension, with a specific focus on the role of mitochondria and sex difference research. The research approaches range from molecular biology, cell culture of vascular cells, physiological/pathological research using a spectrum of animal models to translational studies and personalized medicine. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be actively involved in ongoing multi-project settings.

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 cell culture experiments with vascular cells to study mechanisms of proliferation, cell damage, angiogenesis, senescence, cell-cell interactions, etc.
  • Perform molecular biology experiments that include manipulating gene expression, plasmids, and viral vectors.
  • Perform physiological studies on animal models (rats and mice) to measure hemodynamic parameters and cardiac function invasively and non-invasively, pulmonary micro-CT and microangiography, isolation of vascular cells and cardiomyocytes, and histological assessment.
  • Perform basic mathematical and statistical analyses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in applicable field.

Preferred Qualifications

*Highly motivated individuals with PhD in molecular and cell biology or physiology with a publication and academic records competitive for external fellowship awards.
*Technical expertise in standard basic molecular and cellular techniques and experience in vascular cell biology.
*Expertise in standard laboratory procedures, such as PCR, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, and flow cytometry.
*Expertise in rodent models and surgical skills and procedures is preferred.
*Strong writing skills and experience writing manuscripts.
*Preference will be given to the candidates eligible for NIH training grants (US citizens or permanent residents).

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)

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Cynthia Campas |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please be prepared to provide 3 professional references if invited to be interviewed.

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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