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Research Professional II (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

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

Posting Number: req7857

Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1295 N. Martin, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Arizona Center for Drug Discovery (ACDD) works closely with the UA faculty to accelerate translation of UA biomedical findings into new therapies for patients. We are seeking an enthusiastic In vitro scientist to join our Assay Development & Screening team. The successful applicant will report into the ACDD co-director, and will play a central role in establishing cellular, biochemical and biophysical assays, and conducting small molecular compound screens. This position is a rare opportunity to work on drug discovery projects in an innovative academic setting.

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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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement, validate and optimize in vitro assays (biochemical, biophysical and cell-base) that are suitable for small molecule compound screening.
  • Planning, management and execution of small molecule compound screens.
  • Perform follow-up analysis of screen hits.
  • Analyze data and effectively present results to internal teams.
  • Review scientific literature to prioritize and identify relevant assays based on target biology.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree (Cell-Biology, Biochemistry or related field) or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Previous experience with in vitro assay development and screening. * Ability to work independently. * Excellent oral/written skills, problem-solving and flexibility. * Experience working with diverse teams. * Master's degree-Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related, * Doctoral degree-Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related.

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Celina Zerbinatti |

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, 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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