Assistant Prosser (T/TE) – Cardiovascular or Skeletal Muscle Biology

The University of Arizona, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tucson, Arizona
Salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Position Highlights

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) at the University of Arizona (UARIZONA) College of Medicine in Tucson (COM-T) is actively seeking a dynamic individual for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position. The successful candidate will be expected to set up an innovative research program in cardiovascular research with extramural funding (e.g. NIH, NSF, AHA, etc.) and possess a desire to provide high-level instruction to medical and/or graduate students. Research target areas include cellular, molecular, and physiological myo-filament biology, proteinopathies, mitochondrial biology, biosensors, computational biology, single molecule biophysics, etc.

CMM is renowned for its research in myofilament function, molecular basis of complex diseases, genome function, intracellular trafficking, and cancer research. Applicants bridging any of these disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, research target areas also include proteinopathies, mitochondrial biology, biosensors, computational biology, single molecule biophysics, etc. CMM is a fast-growing, highly interdisciplinary unit whose faculty make pivotal contributions to UA’s mission of multidisciplinary and collaborative discovery through cross-cutting basic and applied/translational research.

Excellent opportunities exist at UA for research collaborations within an active community of basic and clinical scientists in academic departments across the university, as well as participation in numerous Centers of Excellence that include Sarver Heart Center, BIO5, Arizona Cancer Center, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, Arizona Center for Drug Discovery, Arizona Arthritis Center, and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center. The University of Arizona Health Sciences have proven interdisciplinary strengths in imaging, bioinformatics, genomics, precision medicine, etc.

The successful candidate will have access to excellent laboratory space, access to outstanding core facilities (e.g., to create and phenotype animal models), administrative support, and generous start-up funding.

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

  • Develop and maintain an established, well-funded, research program.
  • Participate in the development and conduct of innovative and significant research.
  • Play an active role in teaching and training undergraduate, graduate, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Participate in appropriate departmental events, including seminars, retreats, and meetings.
  • Participate in College of Medicine events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD and/or MD degree.
  • Strong publication record in high impact journals commensurate with experience

Preferred Qualifications

*Extensive postdoctoral research experience. *Active extramural research funding

Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete application will include Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statements of Research and Teaching Interests, names and e-mail addresses for no less than three (3) professional references.

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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