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Job ID: 104270

Postdoctoral Research Associate I
University of Arizona

Date Posted Mar. 5, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
University University of Arizona
Department School of Architecture
Application Deadline Jun. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2018
  • Tucson, AZ
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

This is a non-tenure track position with a post Doctorate title. Responsibilities will fall in 3 major categories: research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will:

  • Write IRB and informed consent and instructional sheets for subjects related to use of biosensor devices for tracking stress response, activity, sleep quality and other health and behavioral outcomes.
  • Coordinate with on-site research coordinator to recruit subjects, oversee informed consent, create data tracking spreadsheets
  • Train with UA bioengineers on placement of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biosensors and HRV data downloading; oversee and train on-site research coordinator to place and remove biosensors
  • Work with UA Psychology and other institutional research partners to develop smart phone questionnaires for mood sampling, including selecting and implementing smart phone platform for data collection & storage & analysis
  • Work with CAPLA, and other institutional research partners to perform building audits of buildings under study.
  • Coordinate data collection with all groups, and other institutional research partners.
  • May need to spend extended periods outside of Tucson, to oversee on-site data collection and subject recruitment in buildings under study.
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership with a number of stakeholders in complex relationships to the project.
  • Engage students in outreach and research in best practices for healthy buildings.
  • Contribute to the development of a healthy building curriculum.
  • Advance scholarship in the fields of healthy building practice and pedagogy, fabrication and material science, sustainable construction methods, service learning pedagogy, and/or community design.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Ph.D. in Architecture or Psychology or related fields.
  • Minimum two years research experience in health and the built environment or related fields
  • Collaborative orientation and research project management abilities


  • Oral and graphic communications skills
  • One or more of the following: record of scholarship in peer-reviewed publications; proven ability at grant applications, award, and delivery; teaching experience; proficiency in relevant research and design software

  • The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer-M/W/D/V.

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Contact Information

  • Patti Van Leer
    School of Architecture
    University of Arizona
    1040 N. Olive Road
    P.O. Box 210075
    Tucson, AZ 85721
  • 520.626.2482
  • 520621.8700


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