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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix)
The University of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona
 
 
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Date Posted 09/14/2021
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Employment Type FullTime
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix)
Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix)
Posting Number req6918
Department COM Phx Basic Medical Sci
Department Website Link College of Medicine-Phoenix
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Address 435 E. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
Position Highlights

A postdoctoral position is available to teach gross anatomy under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Fisher in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. 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.

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit composed of faculty with research interests in cardiac and vascular biology; developmental, cell and molecular biology; evolution of vertebrate morphology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; host-microbe interactions and immunology; medical education; platform development, medical devices and procedures; and signaling and steroid biology. In addition, the Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine and affiliate institutions such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital/Barrow Neurological Institute and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium offer abundant opportunities for collaborative research efforts.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here: https://talent.arizona.edu/.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching:                     

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

Research:

  • 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.

Service:

  • Perform departmental or college service as needed.

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in a related field of study.
  • One or two years of research experience.
  • 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 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 12/13/2021
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

HR-PHX@arizona.edu

Open Date 9/13/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

NOTE: Applicants must attach the following: CV, Cover Letter, Statement of research interest, including equipment and support requirements..

The University of Arizona has currently adopted a working environment and interview process in accordance with guidelines recommended by the CDC.

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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