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Researcher/Scientist III, Department of Basic Medical Sciences (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req12142

Department: COM Phx Basic Medical Sci

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 425 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

A Researcher/Scientist III position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Taben Hale in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, investigating the early life causes or long-term consequences of hypertension. Specifically, we investigate the consequences of prenatal exposure to glucocorticoid on the future co-incidence of cardiovascular disease and major depressive disorder. In addition, we investigate the impact of long-standing hypertension on cardiac fibrosis. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded, enthusiastic individual with training in cardiovascular phyisology or behavioral neuroscience. Experience with rodent surgical and behavioral studies, cell culture, knowledge of basic statistics, and experience with bioinformatics tools and analyses are also desirable. The candidate should have experience performing research in a laboratory setting and should have authored peer-reviewed research publications. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, conscientious, able to work independently under direction of the principal investigator, and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.

This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus 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, 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

  • Perform independent research experiments under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Contribute to grant writing, manuscript preparation and participation at scientific conferences.
  • Design and perform experiments, interpret data, and analyze results.
  • Present findings, and prepare and submit manuscripts and research grants.
  • Utilize molecular biology techniques, and perform immunoblotting, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry.
  • Perform small animal surgery that may include: induction of cardiac injury, implantation radiotelemetric transmitters and/or osmotic mini-pumps.
  • Evaluate cardiac and behavioral function.
  • Develop and maintain detailed records of experiments, analyzing and writing findings.
  • Develop and implement protocols as dictated by experimental results.
  • May supervise laboratory staff and oversee maintenance of hazardous/chemical waste records and disposal as needed.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field of study.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* PhD in Biology or related field of study.

* Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.

* Experience with basic molecular biology techniques, such as RNA isolation, electrophoresis and qRT-PCR.

* Experience in immunohistochemical and Western Blot methods.

* Cell culture and animal studies.

* Experience with basic statistics.

* Experience with bioinformatics tools and analyses.

* Familiarity with immunological methods such as western blotting, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry analysis.

* Demonstrated ability to independently develop reports and manuscripts and present findings in tabular, oral, written, and/or graphic formats.

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: $53,463 - $70,037 annually, Depending on Experience

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: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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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