Postdoctoral Research Associate, Obstetrics & Gynecology (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

Tucson, AZ
Dec 20, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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COM Phx Obstetrics&Gynecology

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix


Greater Phoenix Area


1441 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85306 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will be invited to join a collaborative research team to work in innovative practices, therapies or devices to mitigate substance use disorder in pregnant and parenting women. The research will couple clinical and translational research to advance women's health. The successful candidate will have strong interest in the neurobiology of addiction.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assist the principal investigator in development, implementation, and analysis of this program. Successful candidates will be highly organized, are able to work with a variety of individuals, have strong written, verbal and analytical skills, and are able to present ideas and plans in a cohesive and professional manner. This team member must also have a high level of initiative and problem-solving.

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform experiments pertinent to the aims of the project under the supervision of the principal investigator.
  • Contribute to manuscript preparation and participation at scientific conferences.
  • Participate in grant applications.
  • Provide status reports at department meetings
  • Laboratory record keeping and general laboratory activities.
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare data for publication.
  • Bioinformatics/biostatistical knowledge and application
  • Attend group meetings, seminars, and journal clubs.
  • Train students and staff in the research activities as directed by the laboratory director and/or principal investigator.
  • Other laboratory activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in a related field of study.
  • Minimum one year of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong motivation and dedication to scientific discovery is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop reports and manuscripts and present findings in tabular, oral, written, and/or graphic formats.
  • Prior experience with animal and human models.
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    Full Time

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    Benefits Eligible:

    Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay:

    NIH salary guidelines, Depends on Experience

    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:

    College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

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    Documents Needed to Apply:

    Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

    Special Instructions to Applicant:

    Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

    Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

    The University of Arizona has currently adopted a remote working environment in accordance with guidelines recommended by the CDC. Until further notice, interviews for this position will be conducted remotely.

    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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