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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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

Posting Number: req11845

Department: Neurology

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Madhavan Lab in the Department of Neurology is seeking candidates for one full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I. Dr. Madhavan's research merges the fields of stem cell biology and neuroscience to understand the biology of aging and neurodegeneration, and to develop creative approaches to tackle age-related disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) ( Her NSF, MJ Fox Foundation, and NIH-supported research program incorporates rodent and human model systems, and a range of in vitro and in vivo behavioral, cellular, and molecular approaches, to address these goals. The program is accepting applications from highly motivated candidates to work on a project investigating PD mechanisms in human-induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural cells. The postdoctoral candidate will benefit from the diverse, rich, and interdisciplinary research environment at the University of Arizona which has a strong tradition in neuroscience and aging research. The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona a city known for outdoor activities, including hiking and biking. Information for potential postdoctoral researchers can be found here:

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

  • Lead a
    research project in close collaboration with the PI.
  • Innovate
    new areas of inquiry and advance novel techniques and experimental
  • Present
    research findings in meetings and publish in scientific journals; maintain
    detailed experimental and data records.
  • Apply
    for independent funding and contribute to grant proposals submitted by the
  • Mentor junior
    lab members.
  • Participate
    as a team member and contribute to a productive scientific environment.
  • Assist on overall lab management and administrative
    duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or
    MD/PhD in neuroscience, molecular cellular biology or a related field by
    time of hire.
  • Documented
    ability to conduct and publish original research.
  • Demonstrated
    verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work conduct primary cell culture and work
    with small animals.

Preferred Qualifications

* Background in Neuroscience.

* Experience in iPSC and/or primary neural cell culture.

* Experience in working with rodent models.

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: $54,840 - $55,224

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

Lalitha Madhavan |

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include the contact information of three references.
The Cover Letter should include a research statement describing the candidate's research work and why they would like to gain post-doctoral training in the Madhavan lab.

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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