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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci (2536)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Polt Laboratory in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at The University of Arizona is accepting applications for a full-time post-doctorate professional position. The candidate will design, synthesize and test glycopeptide drug candidates in a variety of in vitro and in vivo assays.

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
  • Responsible for the use of an automated peptide synthesizer, lyophilizer and HPLC.
  • Responsible for characterization of the drug candidates using NMR, CD, and analysis of the data using Molecular Operating Enviroment (MOE) software.
  • Additional duties may apply.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field.
  • Proficiency in multi-step organic synthesis, familiarity with organic electronic materials, and methods to characterize same.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP)and Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Peptide (PACAP).
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Job Category Postdoctoral 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 P20150
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Robin Polt

Open Date 02/15/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/25/2016
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, or a related field and, proficiency in multi-step organic synthesis, familiarity with organic electronic materials, and methods to characterize same?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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