Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Pharmacy Practice & Science)

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
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Four-Year Institution
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Pharmacy Practice and Science

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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Scineces, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Karnes in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Scicence at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Karne's laboratory conducts research in precision medicine, focused on cardiac and immuno-pharmacogenomics. We employ clinical and translational research approaches to determine genetic variation associated with efficacy and safety of widely prescribed medications. Work will include assessment of genomic signals in drug response through genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Researchers with both PhD and MD/PharmD training as particularly well-suited for this position,,

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:

  • Review literature, conceptualize hypothesis, design and conduct experiments, analysis results, and publish in peer-reviewed literature.
  • Prepare manuscripts and grants.
  • Communicate analysis results with PI and collaborators.
  • Present results at conferences and national/international meetings.
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgement in carrying out the research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or professional doctorate with prior research training/experience in genomics, pharmaceutics or a related discipline.
  • Team player, as well as an independent researcher.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience with bioinformatic and statistical analysis,*Experience with analysis of genome-wide association study (GWAS) data.*Experience with clinical trials.*Experience with bioinformatic and statistical analysis.*Experience with analysis of genome-wide association study (TWAS) data.*Experience with clinical trials.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$47,659 - $55,000

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Jason Karnes - [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


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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