Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)
Department Pharmacology (0719)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Located in beautiful Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UA CoM), established in 1967, has 19 departments, five basic science and 14 clinical science, along with 10 Centers of Excellence, dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching. With research funding reaching nearly $167 million in 2012, come be a part of the team that is dedicated to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

An NIH-funded postdoctoral research position is available. The research will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Nam Lee and will include biophysical, cellular and in vivo experiments for publication in peer-reviewed journals and scientific meetings. As such, this position requires a strong multidisciplinary background in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology, as well as previous experience working with mice and human tissues. Although this position is open immediately and is available for 3 years, the applicant is highly encouraged to manage multiple projects, including parts of the NIH-funded grant objectives, and apply for independent extramural funding.

This position is open immediately and is available. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests.

The Department of Pharmacology supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

The candidate is expected to support and advance Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated track record of mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented students. Demonstrated commitment to supporting and engaging in campus diversity efforts. Candidates will be expected to support diversity initiatives in the department and college.

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
  • Independently design, perform and interpret experiments and data.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Present data at scientific meetings.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduates related to the projects.
  • Assist with administrative and laboratory management duties.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neuroscience or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
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, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20505
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 03/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Nam Lee

Open Date 01/19/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/29/2018
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. * Upon hire, will you possess a PhD in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neuroscience or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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