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Assistant Research Professor, Internal Medicine (NTE) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.
Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Research Professor, Internal Medicine (NTE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Internal Medicine (0669)
Medical Sub-Speciality Gastroenterology-Med.
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, seeks a Ph.D. level cell and molecular biologist to discover novel targetable signaling pathways in gastrointestinal cancers including pancreatic, colorectal, and hepatobiliary. The preferred candidate will have an established research program specializing in the field of tumor suppressor activities of TGF-β and oncogenic RON tyrosine kinase signaling pathways in gastrointestinal cancers.

Candidates must have prior experience in teaching graduate level courses and participation in the fellowship program as well as supervising research projects (involving natural products and pharmacological agents) that include obtaining and maintaining research budget, procurement of research equipment and supplies as well as devising and successfully implementing research policies of the organization. A strong experience in publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts and research grant applications is required. Finally, the preferred candidate will be required to submit intramural and extramural research grants based on the proposed research program.

Applicants must possess a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent) and post-doctoral training in the proposed field of study.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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
  • Develop and maintain a federally funded and internationally competitive research program in the area of gastrointestinal cancer.
  • Publish research findings in leading journals.
  • Develop collaborations with pertinent faculty within the college and partner institutions.
  • Contribute to the teaching and service missions of the college.
  • Engage in external academic and professional activities.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate manager.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent.
  • Post-doctoral training in the area of research and experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant professor.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated scholarly accomplishment in research.
  • Demonstrated experience as principal investigator.
  • Outstanding record of research accomplishments.
  • Demonstrated experience in submitting grant proposals and supervising research staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Prior teaching experience with Medical and/or graduate students.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Career-Track (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $83,000-$113,000 Annually, DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21231
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources and Business Administration
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/18/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
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    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you realize this job is located in Phoenix, Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have post-doctoral training in the area of research and experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant professor?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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