Researcher/Scientist III (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Seeking a Research Scientist position in the lab of Dr. Haining Zhu with a start date of July 1, 2021. The candidate is expected to carry out research projects in neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The projects use protein biochemistry, cell biology and microscopic analysis, mammalian cell culture, and rodent models to study RNA metabolism.

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:

  • Develops, plans, designs, conducts, and evaluates research. Reviews progress and evaluates results. Coordinates laboratory work and manages lab equipment. Assists with writing progress reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Formulates research methods. Develops new approaches and new protocols. Participates in new projects using new techniques. Engages in independent research in neurodegenerative diseases, with minimal supervision.
  • Contributes to ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Helps the PI with writing manuscripts for scientific publications. Participates in acquisition of research funding by assisting with the development of grant proposals.
  • Advise graduate students, teach as necessary, and grow their own research program working closely with a team of scientists, on problems in RNA metabolism and neurodegenerative diseases.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Bachelor's degree (Biochemistry/Cell Biology or related field) or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience in Biochemistry and Cell Biology is preferred. *Working experience with rodent models is a plus.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$47,048 - $65,344

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

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

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Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Xinxin Ding |[email protected]

Open Date:


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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