Researcher/Scientist IV

Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Children's Research Center

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


1501 N Campbell Avenue, Steele Children's Research Center, Tucson, AZ 85724-5073 USA

Position Highlights:

Seeking experienced researcher/scientist to join the Neonatology laboratory of Dr. Mohamed Ahmed in the Steele Children's Research Center. NIH-funded research is focused on clinically relevant pathophysiological aspects of lung biology and brain development among neonates including dendritic cell biology, cell gene expression and differentiation, oxidative stress, mucosal barrier integrity, changes in hemodynamics, and the mechanisms leading to chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension in different age groups as well as developmental delay due to hypoxic ischemic injury.

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:

  • Develops, designs, and conducts one or more medium/large and complex research projects. Serves as a senior collaborator. Responsible for the specialized research area related to the pathophysiology of chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension at different age groups using different animal models. Collaborates in the development of new techniques.
  • Co-authors or authors publications and may co-present results with principal investigators at meetings or conferences. Actively participates in acquiring research funding, including initiating and writing grant proposals.
  • Analyze research hypothesis using controlled investigations, experiments and/or clinical trials.
  • Oversees day-to-day operation of study and may supervise other research and support personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required. PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a related discipline required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience working with animals.*Published author.*Previous UA research experience.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$59,828 - $86,417

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

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

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Mohamed Ahmed, M.D. Ph.DArizona Elks Endowed Chair in NeonatologyChief, Division of NeonatologyDepartment of Pediatrics Banner - Diamond Children’s Medical Center Steele Children’s Research CenterThe University of Arizona College of MedicineTel:: 520-626-6627

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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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