Postdoctoral Research Associate, Basic Medical Sciences (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Basic Medical Sciences (College of Medicine-Phoenix)
Posting Number req17487
Department COM Phx Basic Medical Sci
Department Website Link College of Medicine-Phoenix
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Address 425 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
Position Highlights A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Won Hee Lee in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. The Lee lab is stably funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, state, and institutional funding.

One of the main goals of the Lee lab is to use a combination of patient-specific human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), primary human cells/tissues, along with animal models, to develop a platform for the evaluation of cardiovascular toxicity associated with environmental exposure or cancer drug. We are currently seeking a candidate to lead a new research program on how tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) induce cardiotoxicity. Experience working in cardiovascular research, stem cell biology, or animal models of cardiac disease is desirable.

This position is eligible for visa sponsorship.

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
  • Conduct advanced, multi-disciplinary research.
  • Develop, design, and conduct complex research projects.
  • Formulate research methods and develop research criteria.
  • Foster collaborations within the Department and with other units across the University.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments. 
  • Derive, analyze, and format data for publications, presentations, and grant proposals.
  • Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data. 
  • Independently reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques currently used. 
  • Present results at laboratory meetings, conferences, and publish papers.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate in grant writing, including generating preliminary data, submitting grant applications, and preparing progress reports.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of coordinating experiments, and completing analysis, statistics, and interpretation.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.
  • Ability to participate at scientific conferences and present findings.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Molecular biology, stem cell biology, or a related field of study.
Preferred Qualifications Ideal candidates should have experience working in two or more of the following areas: 1) stem cell biology/chemical biology 2) epigenetics/epitranscriptomics 3) sequencing techniques e.g. ChIP-Seq, MeRIP-seq, and CLIP-seq 4) genomics or bioinformatics 5) gene-editing techniques including CRISPR.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
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)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Date 9/7/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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).

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 a 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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