The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is recruiting an Assistant Professor level Physician Scientist with a major focus on developing a multi-disciplinary program in mucosal pathogenesis and gastrointestinal inflammation. This would include developing a Center of Clinical Excellence for IBDpatients and as well developing a multi-disciplinary research team to understand the basis for IBD complications. A successful candidate will perform all aspects of patient care including outpatient and inpatient GI service. Candidates will also be University leaders in teaching, program development, translational research and other scholarly activities.

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 a basic gastrointestinal research program in the microbiome and mucosal pathogenesis. This might include the cell biology and function of intestinal stem cells or mesenchymal cells.
  • Submit funding proposals to appropriate funding agencies to support research training, research infrastructure and research projects.
  • Implement research and research training projects.
  • Teach and train clinical GI fellows and graduate students in gastrointestinal immunology.
  • Disseminate research findings through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
  • Participate in research seminars and other scholarly activities at the UACC, Department, and Division.
  • Perform high quality, evidence-based care in GI outpatient and inpatient divisional clinical service.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Desirable skills include general knowledge of gastrointestinal physiology.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Working knowledge of basic immunology.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD Degree.
  • AZ Medical License.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in post-MD fellowship IBD/microbiome or mucosal pathogenesis research.
  • Board eligibility or board certification required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative research relationships with a diverse group of academic, health system, and community partners.
  • A three year track record of obtaining extramural peer-reviewed funding, preferably a K-08 or R award.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Tenure Track (T/TE)

FTE: 1.0

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40+

Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay: Commensurate with AAMC benchmarks, DOE

Job Category: Faculty

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Number: F21886

Contact Information for CandidatesTanya Gonzales

Open Until Filled: Yes

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