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Assistant Research Scientist (Part Time)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Research Scientist (Part Time)
Department Pharmacology (0719)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

A part time Assistant Research Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Frank Porreca in the Department of Pharmacology. The incumbent will work with rodent animal models of pain. He/she will use mouse genetic models in combination with delivery of viral vectors and neural tracers into the brain and/or the spinal cord to manipulate neural circuits involved in pain. The applicant will use epifluorescent and confocal microscopy and immunohistochemical and molecular techniques to determine expression of genetic constructs and to characterize different neural cells and their connectivity.

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
  • Participate in ongoing projects, collect and analyze data, and help to develop new projects related to cell-specific manipulation for studies of pain.
  • Participate in immunohistochemical, in situ hybridization, and opto and chemogenetic manipulations of cells in the brain and spinal cord.
  • Imaging the brain, spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia, analysis of data and preparation of reports, help in preparation of grant proposals, mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20 - 30
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $40,000 Annually (to be prorated by FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21126
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 09/07/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Frank Porreca

Open Date 08/31/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/09/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant
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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
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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 Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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