Submitted: 15 September 2021
Department: Gross Anatomy Lab
Institution: College of Medicine-Phoenix
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 31 December 2021
Application URL:

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!

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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.

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