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Senior Research Scientist

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Research Scientist
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci (2536)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Marty laboratory ( in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Arizona is seeking an Senior Research Scientist to perform research studying membrane proteins. We are particularly interested in studying the structural and functional implications of membrane protein-lipid interactions. This position will involve development of new biochemical and biophysical methods, especially using mass spectrometry, to study membrane proteins and lipids, especially employing Nanodiscs and other membrane mimetics. This research will employ a range of bioanalytical methods, including native mass spectrometry, proteomics, and traditional structural biology tools. We are looking for an independent, efficient, and creative researcher to get new projects off the ground. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, we are willing to consider candidates from broad backgrounds ranging from molecular biology to analytical chemistry, but extra consideration will be given for candidates with experience in membrane protein expression and purification, native mass spectrometry, or structural proteomics.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CBC) is a university-wide department with faculty and staff in both the College of Science and the College of Medicine. This unique organizational structure provides synergistic opportunities for faculty and students who are pursuing their educational and research goals across the broad range of subdisciplines represented in CBC. Together with the dual college affiliation, and the multitude of degree offerings, CBC is truly a department on the cutting edge.

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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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Senior Research Scientists’ primary duties will be to perform research. This will include preparing samples; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; writing publications and grants; and presentations at conferences. They will also contribute to maintaining the laboratory operations, supporting other researchers in the group, and collaborations with outside research groups. It may also include mentoring of graduate and undergraduate researchers.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in mass spectrometry, protein expression and purification, membrane proteins, or lipids.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21373
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 03/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michael Marty

Open Date 12/23/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/03/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement
Quick Link for Internal Postings

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 Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents