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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Interested individuals who may have more questions regarding this position are encouraged to contact Dr. E. Fiona Bailey directly at 520-626-8299.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Physiology (0705)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

A two year post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of E. Fiona Bailey, PhD. in the Department of Physiology at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Research and training will focus on human models of the potential for respiratory training to modulate the cardiovascular system and correct autonomic dysfunction. Particular attention will be paid to respiratory – cardiovascular interactions in health and disease.

The fellowship is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for one year in the first instance, and is renewable dependent on the candidate’s progress.

The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and an outstanding research environment. Fellows will receive training in writing IRB protocols, manuscripts and grant applications, and in conducting basic and clinical research, with an emphasis on increasing independence.

Applicants with expertise in integrative, cardiovascular, sleep, electrophysiology or exercise physiology are encouraged to apply.

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
  • Report directly to the PI.
  • Responsible for preliminary screening, recruitment, assessment and implementing training of adults diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension.
  • Work with medical clinics and centers to recruit subjects, to perform experimental protocols, to maintain subject records, and to ensure compliance with IRB protocols.
  • Supervision of graduate and undergraduate students is required.
  • Collect and analyze data and report findings for presentation at national meetings and for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in neuroscience, physiology, biomedical or engineering related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and spoken English.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in human subject research and IRB protocols.
  • Background in digital signal processing and computational skills.
  • Understanding of motor systems physiology and/or electrophysiology.
  • Experience in statistical analyses.
  • Ability to work independently.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
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 P20155
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 04/04/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr E. Fiona Bailey
Phone: 520 626-8299

Open Date 02/18/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/01/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested individuals who may have more questions regarding this position are encouraged to contact Dr. E. Fiona Bailey directly at 520-626-8299.

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Supplemental Questions

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  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 doctoral degree in neuroscience, physiology, biomedical or engineering related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated excellence in written and spoken English?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

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