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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Posting Number: req19734

Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1295 N. Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I in the lab of Dr. Xinxin Ding. The successful candidate will conduct research on metabolic mechanisms of chemical toxicity in the lung. Analytical methods including mass spectrometry and NMR will be used to study DNA adducts in mouse models and humans exposed to environmental chemicals. Transgenic mouse models will be used to dissect metabolic mechanisms involved in bioactivation and transport of reactive metabolites. Environmental exposure will be modeled for inhalation and oral routes.

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

  • Conduct research on metabolic mechanisms of chemical toxicity in the lung, generate and analyze data, and evaluate progress.
  • Complete data analysis and engage in scientific discussion, hypothesis generation, experimental design, and troubleshooting. 
  • Assist with laboratory management.
  • Participate in manuscript preparation, and presenting results at Regional/National/International scientific conferences.

Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skills in mass spectrometry.
  • Knowledge of DNA adduct analysis.
  • Ability to work with mouse inhalation exposure models.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in toxicology or related fields.

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: $56,484 - $61,008

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

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Xinxin Ding |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

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