Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Pathology

University of Arizona   •  

Phoenix, AZ

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

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.
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 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.


    Drug discovery.

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     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