Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gross Anatomy Laboratory (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

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 fill one of three anatomy postdoctoral positions, two of which were recently hired, forming a cohort of postdocs who are dedicated to developing their teaching skills. 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.

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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

– Teach gross anatomy to medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and graduate students, including laboratory instruction, workshops, select lectures, and office hours.
– Complete competency evaluations for medical, allied health, and graduate students.
– Provide review sessions in the anatomy laboratory prior to exams.
– Assist the anatomy faculty in writing and revising exam questions, setting up and proctoring practical exams, and mentoring the anatomy teaching assistants.
– Teach in the summer remediation anatomy course for medical students.
– 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.

– 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.

– Perform departmental or college service as needed.

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
– PhD in related field of study required.
– Prior human anatomy teaching experience in a dissection-based course required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Research interests in phylogenetics and mammalian paleontology; human and primate skeletal anatomy; paleoanthropology; bioarchaeology and paleopathology; or vertebrate/invertebrate functional anatomy.