Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Division of Pulmonary

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Division of Pulmonary
Department Medicine (0713)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Are you a highly motivated individual? If you answered “Yes”, then apply to join a team-oriented lab carrying out research in the areas of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and acute lung injury, oxidative stress, aging, mechanisms of age-dependent injury-repair responses, and drug discovery/pre-clinical development of novel drug candidates in the University of Arizona Pulmonary division. This Postdoctoral Research Associate position involves training in, and implementation of, our cutting-edge drug development research efforts and the use of novel cell/animal models, and testing of novel drug candidates. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and driving innovative research projects, performing cellular/molecular biology and animal experiments, and manuscript writing.

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
  • High level scientific writing skills.
  • High level of organizational skills.
  • Design, perform, and analyze independent research related to existing and new projects.
  • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted, organize data and prepare data for manuscript submissions.
  • Conduct tissue cell culture work and testing of experimental drugs in cells and mice.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstrate track record of ability to drive projects.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess skills of integrity, perseverance, and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in the laboratory setting and generate reliable data.
  • Experience with cell/molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with animal models of lung injury.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD degree in the field appropriate to the area of assignment
  • At least 1 years’ experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques to study pulmonary disease.
  • At least 2 years mouse research experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with biochemical assay, regenerative biology and preclinical drug development.
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 P20472
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Tanya Gonzales

Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/13/2017
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

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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
    • 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 degree in an applicable field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least one (1) year of experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques to study pulmonary disease?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least two (2) years of mouse research experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents