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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Pharmacology and Toxicology (1903)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The University of Arizona is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate I, in the laboratory of Catharine L Smith, PhD.

The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following for the study of epigenetic mechanisms regulating transcription: CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, fluorescence imaging, next generation sequencing approaches.

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is committed to academic excellence and to the attainment of regional, national, and international recognition for the quality of its educational research and service activities.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Investigate the mechanisms by which lysine/histone deacetylases contribute to transcriptional bursting patterns of genes activated by endocrine signaling.
  • Design and build a live cell system for single cell transcriptional imaging to define the mechanisms by which lysine deacetylases facilitate transcriptional activity.
  • Participate in global run-on sequencing analysis of transcription patterns at enhancers, promoters, and within gene bodies.
  • Work with collaborators who are leaders in the fields of endocrine-regulated transcription and transcriptional bursting.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Scientific writing capability and English oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Willingness to travel to the laboratories of collaborators to learn key techniques.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in a biological, biomedical, or pharmaceutical field.
  • Record of productivity (authorship on peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national/international scientific conferences.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in genome editing and/or fluorescence imaging.
  • Experience in studying transcriptional mechanisms and their regulation through signaling.
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 $47,659 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20427
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 10/09/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Open Date 08/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Review Begins On 09/18/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * Do you have a PhD in a biological, biomedical, or pharmaceutical field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a record of productivity (authorship on peer-reviewed publications, presentations at national/international scientific conferences)?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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