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Postdoctoral Research Associate (I, II, or III) (Multiple Positions)

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Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate (I, II, or III) (Multiple Positions)
Department Pharmacology and Toxicology (1903)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Rick Schnellmann in the Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Schnellmann’s research focus is on drug discovery and the role of mitochondria in various neurodegenerative diseases. Work will include assessing the therapeutic efficacy and mechanisms of novel mitochondrial biogenic compounds in in vivo models of Parkinson’s Disease or stroke.

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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
  • Review the literature, conceptualize hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, analyze the results, and publish in peer-reviewed literature.
  • The exercise of independent discretion and judgment in carrying out the research.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Scientific writing capabilities and oral communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. including prior training/research experience in neuroscience.
  • Strong background in in vivo neurodegenerative models.
  • Experience with various molecular biological techniques.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with solid phase peptide synthesis.
  • A team player as well as an independent researcher.
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 P20286
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Rick Schnellmann

Open Date 11/03/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/14/2016
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 experience with various molecular biological techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a strong background in in vivo neurodegenerative models?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a Ph.D. including prior training/research experience in neuroscience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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