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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Pharmacology (0719)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Located in beautiful Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UA CoM) established in 1967 has 19 departments, five basic science and 14 clinical science, along with 10 Centers of Excellence, dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching. With research funding reaching nearly $167 million in 2012, come be a part of the team that is dedicated to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

The College of Medicine recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UA CoM’s mission includes the provision of its service and resources to all Arizona residents. The College’s commitment to creating and supporting programs that enhance diversity of thought, background, ethnicity and perspective, and which attract a diverse faculty to service diverse populations is evident in part through the following programs: the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, the native American Research and Training Center, and the award winning Telemedicine program.

The Department of Pharmacology in CoM has a strong internationally recognized program dedicated to the study of various forms of pain including cancer, skeletal, neuropathic, headache, and inflammation-induced pain, as well as molecular and cellular changes in the blood brain barrier. The expertise of the current faculty members encompasses a spectrum of molecular, neurobiological, cardiovascular, and neuropharmacological techniques allowing for vibrant collaborative efforts designed to address the question of the underlying causes and treatment of chronic pain.

To this end, a Postdoctoral Research Associate I position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Rajesh Khanna, and will perform patch-lamp electrophysiology in experiments on projects related to chronic neuropathic pain and neurofibromatosis using biologic and small molecules.

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!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform experiments to further existing research programs and grants, concentrating on identifying new signaling regulators of channels and their mechanisms, utilizing both in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Share supervisory responsibility for research technical staff including graduate and undergraduate students.
  • If required, present talks, posters and research findings at national and international conferences.
  • Attend regular group meetings; manage, maintain, and order laboratory equipment and supplies; and respond to administrative request and procedures.
  • Generate new ideas and projects for development.
  • Assist with preparation of grants and manuscripts.
  • Supervise and train junior students, may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • M.D. or Ph.D in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or related field.
  • Must have electrophysiology experience.
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $34,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20183
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Rajesh Khanna
rkhanna@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 04/22/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/02/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/10022

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a M.D. or Ph.D in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have electrophysiology experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents