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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Biomedical Engineering, Tardiff Lab) (Multiple Positions)

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

Posting Number: req12166

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

1-2 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Jil Tardiff at the University of Arizona, Dept of Biomedical Engineering. Current work in the lab is broad-based and highly translational, utilizing a wide range of methodologies from the Regulated in vitro motility assay, TR-FRET, Stopped-flow kinetics to the generation of cardiac-specific transgenic mouse models and RNA-Seq/Proteomics to study the pathogenesis of thin filament cardiomyopathies (HCM and DCM). We also have an active collaboration with the Steve Schwartz group to develop computational models of thin filament dynamics as an in silico, high resolution"lab" to study early biophysical changes in myofilament activation.

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

  • Perform experiments at a post-doctoral level under the
    direction of the supervisor.
  • Conduct independent data generation and
    statistical analysis, prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Document experimental findings in an appropriate manner to
    protect intellectual property.
  • Shared supervisory responsibility for research
    technical staff including graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Present talks, posters and research findings at
    national and international conferences.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic skills of molecular biology and protein purification.
  • Interest in human cardiomyopathies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related field required upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some experience with fluroscence spectroscopy, FRET, measurements of Ca2+ homeostasis / signaling. RNA-Seq/Proteomics, mouse models of cardiomyopathy, iPSC-CMs, isolated myofibrils. Note that any of these are sufficient.
  • Basic understanding of muscle biology, preferably direct experience with primary muscle based experimental approaches.

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: $53,760-$60,000 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: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload two letters of recommendation into the "Additional Documents" tabs.

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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