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Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Division of Translational Regenerative Medicine

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

The Department of Medicine and the research laboratory of Dr. Stephen Black are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will have extensive research experience in mitochondrial biology, as well as basic knowledge in cell biology, molecular biology, and cell physiology. In addition to his/her own experimental procedures, the postdoctoral fellow will work with other lab members to study the pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury.

The primary purpose of this appointment is to engage in advanced research training for the postdoctoral fellow in preparation for an independent academic position. Under the principal investigator mentorship, the postdoctoral fellow will be engaging in research activities that include: a) daily experimental work in the lab, b) presenting his/her experimental results both within departmental meetings and in conferences, and writing manuscripts, fellowship and grant applications based on his/her research results; and c) working as a member of the principal investigator’s lab team.

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
  • Molecular biological techniques (e.g., Western blot, gene transfection, mutagenesis, plasmid amplification).
  • Train new lab members.
  • Participate in writing grant proposals and articles.
  • Attend weekly lab meetings.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a related field.
  • One year experience in mitochondrial biology and/or transcriptional regulation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Initiative to advance projects as a team as well as independently.
  • Basic cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Interest/experience in membrane biology and cell physiology.
  • Interest/experience studying pulmonary hypertension, endothelial biology or acute lung injury.
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 $47,659 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20479
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 11/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/27/2017
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 in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least one year experience in mitochondrial biology and/or transcriptional regulation?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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