Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix)
Posting Number req17961
Department COM Phx Basic Medical Sci
Department Website Link College of Medicine-Phoenix
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Address 435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
Position Highlights A postdoctoral position is available to teach gross anatomy in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The successful applicant will fill one of three anatomy postdoctoral positions, forming a cohort of postdocs who are dedicated to developing their teaching skills. The successful applicant will also pursue their own research interests and/or collaborate on research projects with current faculty. Current faculty research areas in the department include: phylogenetics and mammalian paleontology; human and primate skeletal anatomy; paleoanthropology; bioarchaeology and paleopathology; and vertebrate and invertebrate functional anatomy.

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


  • Teach anatomy to medical students in the Clinical Anatomy block, including laboratory instruction, workshops, select lectures, office hours, and completing competency evaluations.
  • Teach Pathway Scholar graduate students in the Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Course, including laboratory instruction and workshops.
  • Help revise exam questions and set up/proctor practical exams. 
  • Provide review sessions in the anatomy laboratory prior to exams.
  • Teach in the Advanced Clinical Anatomy elective for fourth-year medical students.
  • Teach in the summer remediation anatomy course for medical students who fail the Clinical Anatomy block.
  • Teach anatomy to high school students in community outreach programs.
  • Participate in continuing medical education courses in the anatomy laboratory.
  • Contribute to additional educational needs of the department and college.


  • Conduct research under the mentorship of the anatomy faculty. 
  • Submit research for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present findings at departmental seminars and professional meetings.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Anatomy, Biological Anthropology, Vertebrate Paleontology, or related field of study.
  • Prior human anatomy teaching experience in a dissection-based course. 
Preferred Qualifications • Research interests in phylogenetics and mammalian paleontology; human and primate skeletal anatomy; paleoanthropology; bioarchaeology and paleopathology; or vertebrate/invertebrate functional anatomy.
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 Rates, DOE
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 12/11/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Date 10/18/2023
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).

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