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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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

Posting Number: req6759

Department: Pharmacology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available in the
Laboratories of Drs. Patrick T. Ronaldson, Ph.D. and Rui Chang, Ph.D.
(Departments of Pharmacology and Neurology, University of Arizona)

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available for the identification and validation of novel and repurposed small molecule therapeutics for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The successful applicant will work as a member of a dynamic research team to test potential drugs using state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo methodologies. This project involves both human brain cell models and transgenic animal models of Alzheimer's disease. Research will also require development of in vitro assays and in vivo experimental paradigms as warranted by progress on the project, a willingness to work collaboratively with both bench scientists and computational biologists, preparation of research results for publication in top-tier peer reviewed journals and presentation of data at scientific meetings. The position will also involve research mentorship of graduate students and/or undergraduate research assistants. This fellowship will be conducted under the co-mentorship of Dr. Patrick Ronaldson (Department of Pharmacology, University of Arizona College of Medicine) and Dr. Rui Chang (Department of Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine). A strong interest in neurodegenerative diseases and/or neuropharmacology as well as a willingness to work with animals, and a background in neurobiology/molecular pharmacology is preferred. Experience with animal behavior is a plus.

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

Previous experience with in vivo models of Alzheimer's disease, genetic approaches (i.e., siRNA, CRISPR/Cas9), and microscopy is preferred but not essential to this position. This position is open immediately and a minimum three-year commitment to the laboratory is required.

  • Independently
    design, perform and interpret experiments outlined in the grant proposal.
  • Prepare research results for publication in a timely manner.
  • Present data at scientific meetings.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students working on the project.
  • Assist with administrative and maintenance duties in laboratory
  • Attend lab meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in
    Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Neuroscience or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

*Background in animal models of disease, molecular biology and microscopy techniques is preferred.

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)

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Patrick Ronaldson | and Dr. Rui Chang |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and three (3) letters of recommendation. The statement of research interests should include an overview of the applicant's most significant first author scientific publications and how these papers demonstrate the applicant's ability to make cutting-edge contributions to drug discovery and/or therapeutic development for Alzheimer's disease.

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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