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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Physiology (0705)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Research Associate I, position is available in the Brooks laboratory in the Department of Physiology. The successful candidate will work in the lab of Dr. Heddwen Brooks. Our lab studies the role the immune system plays in determining the development of hypertension in postmenopausal females and how kidney function is impacted. In addition we are conducting drug development studies targeting kidney damage.

Papers related to both of these projects have recently been published. The lab has facilities for molecular analysis of tissue gene expression, proteomics/western blot/immunohistochemistry along with in vivo studies of renal function and blood pressure regulation.

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 in vivo blood pressure regulation experiments, and/or renal function at a post-doctoral level under the direction of supervisor.
  • Design, analyze and summarize experimental results.
  • Submit experimental results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present talks or posters at national or international scientific meetings.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.
  • Contribute to the organization and running of a research laboratory.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Physiology, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering or other related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior research experience in two or more of the following areas: telemetry or tail cuff recordings, small animal surgical skills, RNA/protein preparation, renal analysis of protein expression via IF/IHC.
  • Peer reviewed primary author publications in the field of physiology.
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 P20474
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/08/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Heddwen Brooks, PhD
Department of Physiology
PO Box 245051
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85724-5051

Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/21/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Submit CV, Letter of Interest and names and contract information for three references in the UACareers system.

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

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  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
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    • 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 Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess an exceptional command of the English language, including the ability to communicate orally and in writing?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents