Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Pathology
Department Pathology (0720)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
We are interested in discovering the molecular mechanism involved in TAF1 intellectual disability syndrome and discovering novel therapeutic approaches to treat this disease. We are seeking highly motivated candidates to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to study a recently identified gene variant in the TAF1 gene, which we have implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease.
Broad experiences in molecular biology, cloning, cell culture, and animal models (i.e. rats and mice), 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
Prior experience in neuroscience and molecular biology is necessary.
Experience with in vitro biological assays (i.e. Sholl analysis and cell proliferations).
Cell culture experience, transfections, and bioinformatics.
Cloning of expression vectors, lenti-viral vector production.
Prior experience with behavioral models and small animal work.
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 DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P20583
Open Date 05/25/2018