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Title(UPDATED) Postdoctoral Research Associate

DepartmentArthritis Center-Research (0771)

LocationUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences

Position Summary

Note: This posting has been updated with new review date, duties and responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will be involved in collaborative and independent research studying osteoarthritis outcomes and orthopedic outcomes.Applicants must have a strong background in medical imaging (preferably in musculoskeletal imaging) or in post-acquisition processing of 3T MRI images. Applicants must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Applicants should have peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals.

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is one of twelve Centers of Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The University of Arizona Arthritis Center is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients. We do this through research ranging from molecules to people, by empowering patients in taking charge of their lifestyles and by educating providers/clinicians and scientists to develop and apply novel and more effective therapies.

The UA Arthritis Center remains the only center of its kind in the state of Arizona dedicated to multidisciplinary research and education related to musculoskeletal, rheumatic, and autoimmune diseases. As arthritis affects one in every three Arizonans, education and outreach are critical components in improving the lives of those afflicted with this debilitating disease. Dedicated to eradicating arthritis as a cause of human suffering through biomedical and clinical research, education and patient care, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center (UAAC) was one of the first to employ a multi-disciplinary approach to combat arthritis, rheumatic, and bone-related diseases.

The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by .Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of Americas Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please .

Duties & Responsibilities

- Perform post-acquisition processing of 3T knee MRI images.

- Perform collaborative research related to osteoarthritis, orthopedics and medical imaging.

- Participate in the preparation of research publications, reports, grants and presentations.

- Collaborate in the planning and design of activities in the research project(s).

- Participate in group meetings and seminars.

- Present work at professional conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

- M.D. or Ph.D. degree in Medical Science, Epidemiology, Anatomy or related field AND a minimum of two years clinical experience, preferably in Medical Imaging, Rheumatology or Orthopaedic Surgery

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with post-acquisition processing of MRI images.

- Experience with clinical research in musculoskeletal imaging or osteoarthritis.

- Detail oriented.

- Advanced knowledge of current research in Medical Imaging, Rheumatology or Orthopaedic Surgery.

- Prior experience publishing in peerreviewed journals as a first author.


Full Time/Part TimeFull Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week40

Job CategoryPostdoctoral Research

Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay$50,000 - $55,000 Annually, DOE

Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberP20412

Number of VacanciesOne

Desired Start Date08/28/2017

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo

Contact Information for Candidates

Cynthia Laughren

Open Date08/04/2017

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Review Begins On09/07/2017

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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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