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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

Are you interested in visual neurophysiology? If so, our lab can use you. We are accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate I, in the Eggers laboratory in the Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering.

The Eggers laboratory is part of the University of Arizona collaborative programs in Physiological Sciences, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering that involve faculty.

The successful candidate will work in the lab of Erika Eggers to study the role of synaptic signaling in determining the response of the retina to light. Funded projects include determining how changes in retinal neuronal signaling and morphology contribute to visual deficits in early diabetes and determining how changes in synaptic signaling in the retina lead to increased visual acuity at bright light levels. Papers related to both of these projects have recently been published.

The lab has facilities for single-cell electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry and optogenetic activation. More information on our current research interests can be found at

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 electrophysiological and imaging experiments at a post-doctoral level under the direction of supervisor.
  • Analyze and summarize experimental results.
  • Work with Laboratory animals.
  • Submit experimental results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present talks or posters at national or international scientific meetings.
  • Participate in laboratory journal clubs.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or other related field, M.D. or equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior research experience in one or more of the following areas: recording of neural activity, analysis of visual function, and/or neuroscience.
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 P20366
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 05/15/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Erika Eggers, PhD
Department of Physiology
PO Box 245051
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85724-5051

Open Date 04/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/10/2017
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 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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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
  3. * Do you have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or other related field, M.D. or equivalent?
    • 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