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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Pharmacology (0719)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Located in beautiful Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UA CoM) established in 1967 has 19 departments, five basic science and 14 clinical science, along with 10 Centers of Excellence, dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching. With research funding reaching nearly $167 million in 2012, come be a part of the team that is dedicated to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

The Department of Pharmacology in CoM has a strong internationally recognized program dedicated to the study of various forms of pain including cancer, skeletal, neuropathic, headache, and inflammation-induced pain, as well as molecular and cellular changes in the blood brain barrier. The expertise of the current faculty members encompasses a spectrum of molecular, neurobiological, cardiovascular, and neuropharmacological techniques allowing for vibrant collaborative efforts designed to address the question of the underlying causes and treatment of chronic pain.

Our laboratory is focused on translational research projects that involve both pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to develop novel analgesics. To this end, a Post-doctoral Research Associate I is available at the laboratories of Dr. Mohab Ibrahim and Dr. Amol Patwardhan, and will involve behavioral and biochemical techniques to study chronic pain mechanisms at cellular, tissue and whole animal level. The successful applicant will be working on independent projects with both Drs. Ibrahim and Patwardhan. This is a dynamic laboratory lead by two clinician scientists that are committed to translate laboratory bench findings to clinical practice.

The Department of Pharmacology supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

The candidate is expected to support and advance Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated track record of mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented students. Demonstrated commitment to supporting and engaging in campus diversity efforts. Candidates will be expected to support diversity initiatives in the department and college.

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!

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 and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform experiments to further existing research programs and grants.
  • Share supervisory responsibilities for the research technical staff, graduate, and undergraduate students.
  • Work in a semi-independent manner.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Arizona pain pharmacology research group.
  • Write manuscripts for publications and contribute to grant writing.
  • Present talks, posters and research findings at laboratory meetings, national and international conferences.
  • Attend regular group meetings, manage maintain, and order laboratory equipment and supplies, and respond to administrative request and procedures.
  • Establish new assays.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Possess excellent English skills, both spoken and written.
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.D. or Ph.D in Neuroscience, pharmacology, or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
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 $47,659+ Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20522
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Mohab Ibrahim

Open Date 02/14/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/26/2018
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. * 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 M.D. or Ph.D in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents