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Researcher/Scientist III (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req17687

Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The lab of Hongmin Li in the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seeks a Researcher/Scientist III. The selected candidate must have experience designing and conducting research projects, collecting data, analyzing research results, and preparing data for research proposals and grant reports. The candidate must have knowledge of Cryo-EM, crystallography, Cryo-EM single particle preparation, crystallization, and BSL-2 skills w/ infectious pathogens.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and conducts research experiments including cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography, focused ion beam, and single particle studies.
  • Conduct research experiments including enzymology, protein crystallography, inhibitor screening, and development of high throughput screening assays. Handles infectious agents including viruses and fungi.
  • Design research methodologies and designs databases for research purposes. Works on collecting data and analyzing research results. Identifies and recommends solutions to identifiable problems.
  • Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare analysis for research reports and conduct literature review. Gathers data and assists with grant proposals and reports. Provides written, verbal, and graphical presentations of research results.
  • Trains research staff and graduate students on research equipment and research methods.

Knowledge of and experience with the following is required:

  • Cryo-EM
  • Crystallogrpahy
  • Cryo-EM single particle preparation, and crystallization
  • BLSL-2 skills with infectious pathogens
  • Conducting research experiments, gathering & analyzing data, preparing data for research proposals and grant reports, and operating and maintaining scientific lab equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Biometrics, Chemistry or related field; or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,404 - $74,254

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Hongmin Li |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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