Research Assistant Professor

Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The department of anesthesiology is seeking a motivated and leadership-oriented Research Assistant Professor to direct and conduct research on different rodent pain models with expertise in different behavioral assays for pain assessments and cognitions.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in working as a postdoc in a laboratory focused on pain. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry, pharmacology, and behavioral science.

The candidate is expected to direct a very busy laboratory ran by two physician scientists with minimal supervision. The candidate is expected to significantly contribute to writing manuscripts and grant proposals in addition to mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will have to show experience in managing budgets and planning for future laboratory needs.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct and perform behavioral, biochemical, and pharmacological experiments using different types of pain models in rodents.
  • Direct and perform different experiments using immunological and imaging techniques.
  • Acquire and analyze data.
  • Coordinate laboratory personals and assign duties and responsibilities to laboratory staff members.
  • Present plans to utilize different levels of funds from several federal and private grants.
  • Participate and contribute to writing manuscripts and grant preparations.
  • Submitting own grant application that will help transition to a tenure track position.
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Serve as committee member for graduate student.
  • Coordinate collaboration with different specialties.
  • Present laboratory findings in national and international conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology or a related field
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a postdoc.

Preferred Qualifications:

1)Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills.2)Publication track record in pain related topics.3)Experience in biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, pain and cognitions behavioral assays, and pharmacology.4)Expertise in working with laboratory members of different educational levels5)Experience in managing budget and spending.

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Full Time

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Job Category:

Research Faculty

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:

Mohab Ibrahim, MD, PhD | [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) 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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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