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Assistant Research Scientist

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Research Scientist
Department Asthma/Airway Disease Rsch Ctr (0723)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC) is recruiting an Assistant Research Scientist who will develop and participate in research initiatives. The center is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues and who has or is willing to develop experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. The successful candidate will conduct cutting edge research based on animal models and experimental studies to pursue functional characterization of molecules involved in human lung complex diseases, with specific emphasis on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Previous experience working on therapeutic targets for COPD of strategic interest at A2DRC, such as club cell secretory protein CC16, is particularly desirable. This research will be critical to the University and A2DRC’s efforts to advance multidisciplinary translation programs in airway disease and COPD.

The successful applicant must also meet requirements for a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.

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
  • Establish a successful research program that will advance knowledge on the molecular determinants of COPD and obstructive lung diseases combining both experimental studies and animal models.
  • Develop and sustain productive interactions with biomedical investigators seeking to identify biomarkers of COPD and characterize their functional involvement in the disease using both human and animal models.
  • Promote and strengthen interdisciplinary training and education at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or MD in related area.
  • At least five years of experience in pulmonary medicine and COPD using animal and human models.
  • Strong history of peer-reviewed publications.
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $80,000 - $90,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22127
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Elizabeth Firmage

Open Date 10/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On 10/19/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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
  2. * Do you have a PhD or MD in a related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a strong history of peer-reviewed publications?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a strong history of research publications?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Upon hire, will you have at least (5) years of experience in pulmonary medicine and COPD using animal and human models?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents