Researcher/Scientist IV

Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Gregorio Lab in the UArizona Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is seeking highly motivated candidates for the full-time position of Researcher/Scientist IV. Dr. Gregorio’s NIH-funded research incorporates biochemical, physiological and biophysical approaches on the cellular/protein level to identify molecular mechanisms that underlie heart and skeletal muscle diseases. The successful candidate will possess a cell/molecular/biophysics skill set appropriate to accomplish the lab’s goals. In addition, they will possess the drive required to research complex disease and will be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

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 one or more research projects in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator and other lab members.
  • Innovate new areas of experimental inquiry.
  • Advance technical aspects of experimental approaches and mechanistic understanding of biological problems.
  • Maintain detailed records.
  • Mentor junior lab members, including University staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and postdoctoral research associates.
  • Apply for independent funding and contribute to grant proposals submitted by the PI.
  • Disseminate research findings in meetings and as manuscripts in scientific journals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required OR PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a related discipline required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Documented ability to conduct original research.*Experience with recombinant proteins, muscle proteins, and dissection of small rodents.*Experience with enzyme kinetics/biochemical assays of protein-protein interactions.*Experience with optical (fluorescence, phosphorescence) or magnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.*Expertise in cardiac and skeletal muscle biology, post-translational modifications and heart and skeletal muscle disease pathology.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$59,828 - $62,000

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



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Job Family:

Researchers & Scientists

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Type of criminal background check required::

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

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Carol Gregorio | [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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