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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Biomedical Engineering, Song Lab) (Part Time)

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Tucson, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Biomedical Engineering, Song Lab) (Part Time)
Posting Number req13451
Department Biomedical Engineering
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

The Song Lab ( at the University of Arizona is actively searching for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our tissue engineering team. The ideal postdoctoral candidate will work both independently and in collaboration with members of our lab to work on in vitro cell culture systems and animal models. We have several ongoing projects that focus on combining engineered biomaterials and stem cells to create platforms mimicking tissues and organs in our body. Projects in our lab typically span multiple disciplines, so we welcome applicants from many backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is located in the city of Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is one of the most intellectually vibrant, diverse, and economically affordable major cities in the U.S.

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!

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 .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The applicant is expected to have some level of hands-on experience designing and fabricating devices or have a strong background in relevant biological assays.
  • Conduct and analyze experiments.
  • Participate in writing research proposals, presentations, and publications; and receiving mentoring guidance from the principal investigator.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong work ethic, communication skills, and team-player oriented.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
  • The selected candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire.
  • Must demonstrate broad theoretical and practical knowledge within the field of mechanical engineering, tissue engineering, or cell biology.
  • Strong scientific track record demonstrating well-organized design and execution of studies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with cell biology, physiology, and/or tissue engineering.
  • Cell culture experience.
  • Experience with in vitro analytical techniques to assess the cell viability of tissue constructs.
  • Experience working with induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Experience with Western blot, flow cytometry, ELISAs, qPCR, and microscopy.
  • Experience with vascularizing tissue.
  • Experience with animal experiments.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 30
Job FTE .75
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $54,540 - $60,000 (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 5/1/2023
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Shang Song
Open Date 1/31/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant Three references will be required from finalist.
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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