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Research Professional II (Extended Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req6053

Department: School of Plant Sciences-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

A research professional-level position is available at the University of Arizona to study early endosperm and seed development in maize, sorghum and Arabidopsis. We are seeking individuals who also have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituents.

The School of Plant Sciences is a vigorous, cutting-edge, and comprehensive academic unit of the University of Arizona, whose scientists are devoted to study of plants, and the organisms that underpin the survival of terrestrial life.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

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


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to
study gene regulatory mechanisms underlying early seed development. The
candidate would carry out:

  1. Genome-level analysis of gene expression in
    dissected tissues and organs
  2. Genome-level analysis of transcription-factor
    occupancy and chromatin structure
  3. Targeted knockout of key regulatory genes and
    analysis of the resulting phenotypes
  4. Cellular-level analysis of gene expression
  5. Research training of graduate and undergraduate
  6. Additional duties may be assigned


  • Advanced knowledge of eukaryotic molecular biology and genetics.
  • Advanced knowledge of functional plant biology.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and bioinformatics.
  • Ability to interact and work collaboratively with others is also critical.
  • Skills with molecular biology techniques.
  • Skills in written and oral communication are essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of functional genomics and/or bioinformatics.
  • A demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding independent research in the fields of plant biology, genetics, or related disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in molecular biology, genetics, plant biology, or an equivalent field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, plant biology, or an equivalent field.
  • Previous experience using maize or Arabidopsis as developmental systems.

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: DOE

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

Expected End Date: 7/24/2022

Contact Information for Candidates

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ramin Yadegari at

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please attach your CV, Cover Letter, and a Statement of Research Interest to your application.

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 an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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