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Postdoctoral Research Associate II

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Posting Number: req6785

Department: UAHS Research

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1670 E Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

A Postdoctoral Research Associate II position is available In the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Mandarino in the Division of Endocrinoloy. Our laboratory is located in the Arizona Health Science Center and it is focused on the underlying molecular mechanisms responsible for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Postdoctoral Associate II will perform a combination of skilled and highly skilled procedures or analyses involving complex methods or a complex series of steps. Incumbents have responsibility for overseeing or conducting critical parts of research projects such as complex statistical analyses or laboratory procedures carried out with materials which may require constant monitoring for difficult to observe changes which often involves the assay, measurement or manipulation of very small samples whose presence is not readily detected.

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

Lab Research:

  • Performs cell culture and tests and other analyses required to analyze the effects of genetic or culture conditions on cultured cells.
  • Performs experiments with tissues derived from genetic mouse models (see below).
  • Performs transfections on cultured cells.
  • Performs immunoblots and PCR analysis using results of cell culture experiments.
  • Analyzes data and assists in the preparation and writing of papers for publication.
  • Will perform studies of mitochondrial bioenergetics using the SeaHorse metabolic analyzer.
  • Works with Dr. Mandarino to develop new projects.
  • Generates computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using a variety of scientific software packages; interprets data for research projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned. 

Research involving the Mice Colonies:

  • The postdoctoral fellow will manage the mouse colony, genotype mice, and arrange appropriate breeding strategies for maintenance of the colony and providing sufficient animals for experiments.
  • In addition, will perform experiments with live mice, hepatocytes, and other tissues to characterize the phenotype of the VWA8 knockout mice.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in the field of study of biology, biochemistry, or related field.
  • One to two years of 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: $50,000

Compensation Type: hourly rate

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

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Oscar Parra | 520-626-6485

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 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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