Postdoctoral Research Associate I

  • Location
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
  • Company
    University of Arizona
  • Type
    Full-Time / Attending Surgeon
  • Category
    University Positions
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Job Description


The Department of Surgery, along with the Arizona Center for Endoscopic Surgery (ACES), recognizes the importance of mentored research in the training of general surgery residents. Although such an experience can be obtained during clinical training, residents would benefit from and should consider one year of dedicated research.

A postdoctoral scholar is a trainee in residence pursuing to carry out advanced studies supervised by the principal investigator utilizing knowledge of equipment, methodology, and current developments in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
Postdoctoral Scholars are appointed for a one-year period (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) and will participate on the Department’s research projects. The Arizona Center for Endoscopic Surgery (ACES) will engage in comprehensive research to help evolve Endoscopic Surgery.

Duties include:
* Robotic surgery.
* Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery.
* Research in surgical education and training.
* Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
* Metabolic surgery procedures and outcomes.
* Benign and malignant esophageal diseases.
* Evaluation of novel surgical devices and procedures.
* Participate in the surgical education and laboratory-teaching of residents and medical students.
* Collect data for use in research studies related to minimally invasive surgery.
* Conduct research in surgical education and minimally invasive surgery.

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!
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