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Postdoctoral Research Scholar I, PERT (UPDATED)

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All applicants must apply electronically through the University of Arizona’s UACareers website at: https://www.uacareers.com. Review of applications will begin on May 01, 2017. All applications are to include: * A letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals. * Curriculum Vitae * A three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period * Three letters of reference (to be mailed or emailed per instructions below) * A letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor (to be mailed or emailed per instructions below) Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process. Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to: PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0106. Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature. The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UA Careers. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information, tkudrna@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-9310.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Scholar I, PERT (UPDATED)
Department Center for Insect Science (9021)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: this posting has been reopened. As a result, the review date has been extended to 05/01/2017.

The Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) Program is a comprehensive program which offers up to three years of support to outstanding candidates seeking advanced postdoctoral research training, teacher training and student mentorship opportunities in preparation for an academic career in biomedical and life sciences. Funded by NIGMS through an IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) training grant, the PERT program also fosters ties between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions.

PERT trainees may select from over thirty-six faculty research mentors at the University of Arizona, representing a broad range of disciplines in biomedicine, bioengineering, genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, molecular/cellular biology, physiology and behavior. The program stresses the use of model organisms for biomedical and life sciences research. The program is administered through the Center for Insect Science and is partnered with a Minority Serving Institution, Pima Community College, (http://www.pima.edu/program/biology/).

Starting salary is based on the NIH NRSA scale. An annual allowance for research supplies and travel is also included. Positions are dependent upon continued funding. Additional information about the Center for Insect Science and the PERT program is available at http://cis.arl.arizona.edu/PERT.

All applicants must apply electronically at the University of Arizona’s job site UACareers (https://uacareers.com/). The job number is P20335. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017. All applications are to include:

  • A letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period
  • Three letters of reference (to be mailed or emailed per instructions below)
  • A letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor (to be mailed or emailed per instructions below)

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process. Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to: PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0106. Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature. The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UACareers website listed above. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information, tkudrna@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-9310.

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
  • Organizing research in mentor lab
  • Attending all PERT functions
  • Preparing to teach undergraduates by working with a mentor for a semester of observation followed by teaching activities
  • Mentoring an undergraduate student
  • Additional duties may be assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) in a related field from an accredited institution and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals. Applicants should have no more than two previous years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20335
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Teresa Kudrna
tkudrna@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 02/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/01/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

All applicants must apply electronically through the University of Arizona’s UACareers website at: https://www.uacareers.com. Review of applications will begin on May 01, 2017.

All applications are to include:

  • A letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period
  • Three letters of reference (to be mailed or emailed per instructions below)
  • A letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor (to be mailed or emailed per instructions below)

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process. Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to: PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0106. Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature.

The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UA Careers. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information, tkudrna@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-9310.

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. 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 encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. (or M.D.) in a related field; OR, will you by the start date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Interest
  4. Research Proposal
Optional Documents