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(UPDATED) Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Information

Title (UPDATED) Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Arthritis Center-Research (0771)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Note: This posting has been updated with new review date, duties and responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will be involved in collaborative and independent research studying osteoarthritis outcomes and orthopedic outcomes.Applicants must have a strong background in medical imaging (preferably in musculoskeletal imaging) or in post-acquisition processing of 3T MRI images. Applicants must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Applicants should have peer-­reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals.

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is one of twelve Centers of Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients. We do this through research ranging from molecules to people, by empowering patients in taking charge of their lifestyles and by educating providers/clinicians and scientists to develop and apply novel and more effective therapies.

The UA Arthritis Center remains the only center of its kind in the state of Arizona dedicated to multidisciplinary research and education related to musculoskeletal, rheumatic, and autoimmune diseases. As arthritis affects one in every three Arizonans, education and outreach are critical components in improving the lives of those afflicted with this debilitating disease. Dedicated to eradicating arthritis as a cause of human suffering through biomedical and clinical research, education and patient care, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center (UAAC) was one of the first to employ a multi-disciplinary approach to combat arthritis, rheumatic, and bone-related diseases.

The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform post-acquisition processing of 3T knee MRI images.
  • Perform collaborative research related to osteoarthritis, orthopedics and medical imaging.
  • Participate in the preparation of research publications, reports, grants and presentations.
  • Collaborate in the planning and design of activities in the research project(s).
  • Participate in group meetings and seminars.
  • Present work at professional conferences.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Science, Epidemiology, Anatomy or related field AND a minimum of two years clinical experience, preferably in Medical Imaging, Rheumatology or Orthopaedic Surgery
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with post-acquisition processing of MRI images.
  • Experience with clinical research in musculoskeletal imaging or osteoarthritis.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Advanced knowledge of current research in Medical Imaging, Rheumatology or Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • Prior experience publishing in peer¬reviewed journals as a first author.
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 $50,000 - $55,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20412
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/28/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cynthia Laughren

Open Date 08/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/07/2017
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 an M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Science, Epidemiology, Anatomy or related field AND a minimum of two years clinical experience, preferably in Medical Imaging, Rheumatology or Orthopaedic Surgery?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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