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Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Pathology

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Please submit a cover letter describing your research background, your CV and the contact information of (3) three references.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Pathology
Department Pathology (0720)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

We are interested in discovering genes and biological mechanisms that regulate the development of the central nervous system and in exploring how impairment of these mechanisms leads to disease.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to study a recently identified gene which may be involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease. Broad experiences in molecular biology, the application of human induced pluripotent stem cells to neurobiology, animal models (i.e. mouse and/or zebrafish), immunohistochemistry and pharmacology are especially desirable.

The selected candidate is expected to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment and should have strong written and oral communication skills.

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
  • Perform pharmacologic, genomic and molecular biological assays in vitro and in vivo.
  • Contribute to research with novel hypotheses and ideas.
  • Design experiments, gain new research skills and contribute to the effort of the laboratory.
  • Collect, analyze and graph data, conclude research projects in a timely manner, and write reports, manuscripts and grants.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in neuroscience, molecular biology, pharmacology or related discipline.
  • Experience with in vitro biological assays, cell culture, molecular biological techniques and animal work.
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 $47,659 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20495
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Mark Nelson

Open Date 12/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/08/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit a cover letter describing your research background, your CV and the contact information of (3) three references.

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

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  1. * Do you have a PhD?
    • 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. * Upon hire will you possess a Ph.D.?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference/Referee Contact Information
Optional Documents