Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2020
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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate on a project focused on aging, Alzheimer's disease risk, well-being, autobiographical thoughts, and the default network of the brain. The project involves blood draws for genetic and biomarker testing, in-lab experimental behavioral testing, naturalistic cognitive assessment with smartphone app technology, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The postdoctoral fellow will be closely involved in neuroimaging data collection, data pre-processing, and data analysis, including the application of resting state functional connectivity analyses. In addition to new data collection, there is ample existing data for immediate analysis. The postdoctoral fellow will take the lead on presentations and publications from this project.
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:

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • The fMRI component of the project, including neuroimaging data collection, pre-processing, and analysis.
  • Dissemination of findings through presentations and publications.
  • Collaboration with other members of the team on data collection and the overall data analytic plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Psychology, Neuroscience or related field.

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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Matthew Grilli - [email protected]
Jessica Andrews-Hanna - [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

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. As an Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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