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Postdoctoral Research Associate II

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Position Details

Position Information

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

The University of Arizona is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate II, in the laboratory of Donna Zhang, PhD, Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology within the College of Pharmacy.

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.

The successful candidate will have expertise in using knockout mice, in proteomics and in studying Nrf2-mediated redox signaling.

This position will study stem cell function in the context of aging and neurodegeneration.

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
  • Design and perform experiments in the areas of Nrf2-mediated signaling.
  • Discover crosstalk of Nrf2 with other intracellular pathways and the functional importance of the crosstalk.
  • Interrogate the functional significance of the crosstalk using biochemical and cellular approach and murine knockout models.
  • Creatively develop, plan, execute, and publish research relevant to the project.
  • Participate fully as a lab team member.
  • Assist in supervision of research activities and methodological teaching of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Assist in preparation of grants, manuscripts and conference presentations.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Neuroscience and cell biology background.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Enthusiastic learner and multi-tasker.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD, MD, or DVM in a field appropriate to the research area.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in investigating the protective role of this Nrf2-mediated cellular defense response in pulmonary diseases.
  • Experience in intratracheal instillation and lung pathology.
  • Expertise in rodent animal work, cell culture, and histochemical techniques.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $50,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20423
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 04/21/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Donna Zhang

Open Date 08/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/05/2017
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 field appropriate to the research area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a PhD, MD, or DVM?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a strong publication record?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. List of Publications
Optional Documents