Postdoctoral Research Associate, TCRC (College of Medicine - Phoenix)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 27, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



COM Phx Campus Administration

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix


Greater Phoenix Area


475 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM-P) is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Shirin Doroudgar's laboratory. The lab is focused on understanding the signaling and gene regulatory mechanisms of stress responses in the heart. The successful candidate will contribute towards research and research-related service in the area of translational cardiovascular research. The successful Postdoctoral candidate should be organized, detail oriented, productive and be able to work independently as well as with others. The Postdoctoral candidate will benefit from the interaction with the diverse and interdisciplinary environment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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:

  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts scientific research requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaption and modification of standard scientific techniques. Serves as principal investigator, as appropriate, on sub-projects of complexities consistent with above criteria.
  • Generate new ideas and projects for development.
  • Designs, performs, and/or oversees experiments and data collection to ensure data integrity, quality control, and protocol compliance.
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data. Prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs as appropriate to the specific position. Prepares manuscripts for publication. Presents research results to scientific conferences and other groups.
  • Develop and maintain detailed records of experiments, analyzing and writing findings.
  • Assist with preparation of grants and manuscripts.
  • Present manuscripts, oral presentations, posters, and research findings at national and international conferences.
  • Attend regular group meetings; manage, maintain, and order laboratory equipment and supplies; and respond to administrative request and procedures.
  • Share supervisory responsibility for research technical staff including graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in related field of study.
  • One to two years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in cell and molecular cardiology
  • Experience with cell culture techniques, cell-based assays and protein analysis.
  • Microscopy experience, particularly fluorescent imaging and analysis.
  • Previous experience with animal behavior, multiphoton, immunohistochemistry, neural imagingis an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop reports and manuscripts and present findings intabular, oral, written, and/or graphic formats.
  • Experience with basic computer software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and an ability to learnstatistical and graphing programs (such as Prism, Corel, Adobe Photoshop, etc.).
  • FLSA:


    Full Time/Part Time:

    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::

    Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

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    Contact Information for Candidates:

    College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

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    Open Until Filled:


    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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