Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Oct 09, 2020
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Dr. Hammer's Research Group at the University of Arizona seeks a dedicated postdoctoral fellow to manage and conduct experiments on SCN8A mouse models, manage research projects, and maintain records for data analysis, write manuscripts for peer reviewed publications.

Ideal candidate must be responsible, independent Individual who is able to work independently, possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work in a team environment.

BIO5’s entrepreneurial culture plays an active role in advancing a thriving, knowledge-based economy. Our scientists have fostered 45 spinout companies in the last decade, accelerating the commercialization of new technologies, diagnostics, and treatments.

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!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Managing of mice colonies
    1. Dosing experiments
        a. Selecting mice/litters to dose
        b. Regulating and managing the mice facility doings
        c. Making pellets and correcting dosing for mice
    2. Assist in finding better treatments via literature reviews
        a. Maintain Compliance records and SOPs
        b. Making Kaplan-Meier curves for mice survival and performs statistical analysis for significance of treatments compared to wildtype mice 
        c. Perform administrative functions such and project budgets, procuring laboratory space, supplies and equipment.
  • Managing of Undergraduate Students
                       1. Facilitating and organizing lab meetings
                       2. Training of students for proper lab and mice facility practices to keep up to University of Arizona Research Standards
                       3. Assigning daily tasks and responsibilities for the undergraduates
                       4. Reassuring and validating research practices
                       5. Sending emails with agendas to keep students in the loop of lab progress
  • Perform skilled procedures for enzyme assays, mitochondrial dysfunction, ect.
                       1. Communicating with other lab managers to schedule experiments or                               tissue transfers
                       2. Collecting mice for perfusions, mass spectroscopy, RNA, blood, ect.
                       3. Transcriptome mRNA expression, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, western blot, ELISA
                       4. Future Directions:
                           a. Assisting in developing biomarkers
                           b. Move towards developing blood testing for gene expression in the                                   blood
  • Assisting in Grant Writing and/or Research Article for Publication
                       1. Finding articles for dosing experiments
                       2. Typing up methods for mice collections
Minimum Qualifications
  • PharmD or PhD in Pharmacology, medical genetics, neurology  
  • 1 or more years post degree experience  
Preferred Qualifications FLSA Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time Part Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 24 Job FTE 0.6 Work Calendar Fiscal Job Category Research Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay $22.91 Compensation Type hourly rate Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies 1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates Michael Hammer
[email protected] Open Date 10/8/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter Special Instructions to Applicant 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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