Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Pharmacology (Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
May 04, 2021
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
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UAHS - Tucson


1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724-5050 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Pharmacology in CoM has a strong internationally recognized program dedicated to the study of various forms of pain including cancer, skeletal, neuropathic, headache, and inflammation-induced pain, as well as molecular and cellular changes in the blood brain barrier. The expertise of the current faculty members encompasses a spectrum of molecular, neurobiological, cardiovascular,and neuropharmacological techniques allowing for vibrant collaborative efforts designed to address the question of the underlying causes and treatment of chronic pain.Two Postdoctoral Research Associate I positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Rajesh Khanna, to study cell biology/biochemistry of sodium channel NaV1.7regulation by novel proteins. Our work focuses on targeting regulators of voltagegated calcium and sodium channels as a potential strategy for relief of chronic pain.The lab has a strong record of high impact papers with multiple recent publications in Nature Medicine, Pain, and PNAS. Major techniques include immunohistochemistry,protein-protein interactions and protein biochemistry are employed to support findings from our behavioral and electrophysiological experiment.

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:

  • Perform experiments to further existing research programs and grants, concentrating on identifying new signaling regulators of channels and their mechanisms, utilizing both in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Share supervisory responsibility for research technical staff including graduate and undergraduate students.
  • If required, present talks, posters and research findings at national and international conferences.
  • Attend regular group meetings; manage, maintain, and order laboratory equipment and supplies; and respond to administrative request and procedures.
  • Generate new ideas and projects for development.
  • Assist with preparation of grants and manuscripts.
  • Supervising and training junior students, may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.D. or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Experience with electrophysiological characterization.



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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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:

Dr. Rajesh Khanna | [email protected]

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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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