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Postdoctoral Research Associate IV (Pharmacology/Toxicology)

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

Posting Number: req10547

Department: Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Cherrington laboratory focuses on the effect of liver disease on the ability of an individual to metabolize and eliminate drugs and xenobiotics, as well as the mechanisms by which drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters are regulated by cellular stress. A major focus of Dr. Cherrington's laboratory has been investigating the mechanisms of altered expression and ability of the major drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters during the progressive stages of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. They have identified changes in the expression and functionality of several drug metabolizing enzymes in both rodent models and the human disease. They have recently discovered alterations in the expression and localization of key drug transporters in NASH resulting in altered disposition of drugs and xenobiotics. A major thrust of this work is an effort to identify patients at greater risk of developing adverse drug reactions due to altered pharmacokinetics and overall exposure. This work has led to the development of a non-invasive biomarker in a cohort of pediatric non alcoholic fatty liver disease patients that specifically identifies those with NASH. Dr. Cherrington's laboratory is now poised at the forefront of understanding drug disposition alterations in liver disease.

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

The ideal candidate should have a strong passion for science with an ambition to someday become an independent principal investigator running an extramurally funded research program.

  • Carry out hypothesis-driven research projects, generate and analyze data, and evaluate progress in multiple inter-related projects.
  • Engage in scientific discussion, hypothesis generation, experience design and troubleshooting.
  • Work independently.
  • Publish in quality academic journals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, or related field.
  • Candidate should have demonstrated ability to prepare, submit and publish scientific articles in academic journals.

Preferred Qualifications

*Cellular and molecular biology techniques.
*Well organized and hard working.
*Prior working experience in iron homeostasis and kidney cancer research is a plus.

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: $56,712 - $59,780

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

Nathan Cherrington |

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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