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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 05/17/2022
Postdoctoral-Animal Science
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Tucson, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number req9832
Department Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address 1117 E Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
Position Highlights The Renquist Laboratory at the University of Arizona is looking for a Post-doctoral researcher interested in conducting research aimed at understanding the metabolic and cardiovascular effects of obesity. Current research in the lab is focused on the role of the liver GABA shunt and liver GABA transporters in obesity induced hypertension, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia. These studies include genetic models, drug development, and clinical translation.

Although this job posting is focused on what we know we’ll be working on we are sure that with the added knowledge the ideal candidate will bring, we will branch out and expand our research horizons. We are happy to train anyone who brings a different set of expertise that will advance our work. Our goals are to continuously extend the scope and application of our findings. Investigators with complimentary, but different skills are key to reaching that goal and encouraged to apply.

Come join us in beautiful Tucson Arizona. Surrounded by 4 mountain ranges, Tucson is an ideal place for active people who love spending time outdoors. For the Foodies, Tucson is a UNESCO city of gastronomy. Dislike winter? Tucson is ideal for you. Love Winter? You can drive 30 minutes and you’ll be in the winter wonderland that is Mount Lemmon, then drive back down for dinner on the Patio.

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 ideal candidate will bring excellent research and critical thinking skills.
  • They will be able to formulate the next hypothesis and guide their research.
  • They are encouraged to apply their existing skillset to improve their research while in our research group.
  • The ideal candidate will be willing to learn new skills, will be self-motivated, and will have a high level of scientific enquiry.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in any relevant field (i.e. Any biological science or chemistry). The selected candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire. 
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.00
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $53,760
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 7/1/2022
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Benjamin Renquist

Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences


Open Date 5/16/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
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, 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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