Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Pharmacology and Toxicology)(Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


1703 E. Mabel, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

There are 1-2 postdoctoral researcher positions immediately open in Dr. Haining Zhu's lab. The research program focuses on RNA metabolism, stress granules, and protein translation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. New directions include the role of RNA binding proteins in other human health conditions including cancer and COVID-19. The project uses protein biochemistry, cell biology and microscopic analysis, mammalian cell culture, and rodent models. Enthusiastic scientists with relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. Previous experience in neurodegenerative diseases is a plus. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and relevant first author publications.

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:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or related areas.
  • Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and relevant first author publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Previous experience in neurodegenerative diseases and/or cancer is a plus.*Expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology skills.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$47,659 - $58,000

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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Target Hire Date:

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Haining Zhu |[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 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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