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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
University of Arizona in the Tucson, Arizona
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Date Posted 01/07/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Research Associate I position is available immediately in the Mantyh research group in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. The successful candidate will be a highly self-motivated individual with excellent analytical and communication skills who has an interest in studying the sensory and sympathetic nerves and their involvement in skeletal pain.

Our studies have provided insight into the mechanisms that drive skeletal pain and have led to several new therapies (bisphosphonates, anti-RANKL antibodies and anti-NGF) that have been approved or are in late stage clinical trials. We have active collaborations with other neurobiologists, bone biologists, and cancer researchers who are interested in skeletal pain in that occurs following injury, disease and aging.

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

The selected Postdoctoral Research Associate I will have an expectation of independently driving a research project, performing all experiments and related analyses, including the following:

  • Design experiments to study the role that sensory and sympathetic nerves play in driving skeletal pain, bone remodeling, cancer growth, and cancer metastasis.

  • Perform high quality imaging, including confocal microscopy and super-resolution microscopy.

  • Collect, analyze, and summarize data for the submission of the scientific manuscripts.

  • Prepare manuscripts for publication.

  • Evaluate and propose future directions based on data generated.

  • Assist PI in writing grants and present data at national and international scientific meetings.

  • Perform routine lab duties and participate in student training.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth understanding of nerves, glial cells, nerve sprouting and neurotrophic factors.

  • Strong background in high resolution imaging and confocal microscopy.

  • Experience with standard molecular and biochemical techniques.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Postdoctoral Research Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $48,000+ Annually, DOE

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