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

University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 18, 2021
Organization Type
*Posting Number:*req4611 *Department:*Pharmacology and Toxicology *Department Website Link:**Location:*UAHS - Tucson *Address:*1703 E. Mabel, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA *Position Highlights:*The Zhang lab, an internationally recognized leading group in the field of the NRF2-KEAP1-ARE signaling pathway, is welcoming applications at all levels (postdoctoral researchers, Ph.D. students, and technicians). the main focus of the Zhang group is to characterize the molecular bases of diseases associated with arsenic exposure, and to identify ways in which NRF2, as well as the other NRF protein family members (NRF1 and NRF3), can be effectively harnessed to prevent or treat lung cancer and type II diabetes. Applicants should be highly motivated and exhibit an enthusiasm and passion for science, including the ability to think independently and progress multiple projects, maintain a good track record of publications, and display a level of expertise and proficiency in basic cellular and molecular biology techniques. Experience working with in vivo models, particularly rodent models of diabetes, is highly encouraged. For more information, check out website ( 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 recognized for our innovative work- life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please [click here](*Duties & Responsibilities:** Design and perform experiments in the areas of Nrf2-mediated signaling.* Discover crosstalk of Nrf2 with other intracellular pathways and the functional importance of the crosstalk.* Interrogate the functional significance of the crosstalk using biochemical and cellular approach and murine knockout models.* Creativity develop, plan, execute, and publish research relevant to the project.* Participate fully as a lab team member.* Assist in supervision of research activities and methodological teaching of graduate and undergraduate students.* Assist in preparation of grants, manuscripts and conference presentations. *Minimum Qualifications:** PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, Toxicology or related field.* At least 2 research publications (first author) in reputable journals.* Experience working with mice, specifically breeding, genotyping, intraperitoneal, tail vein, or retroorbital injections, organ/tissue collection and processing is preferred. *Preferred Qualifications:*-Previous work on type II diabetes.-Experience with bioinformatics and analysis of large data sets. *FLSA:*Exempt *Full Time/Part Time:*Full Time*Number of Hours Worked per Week:*40 *Job FTE:*1.0*Work Calendar:*Fiscal*Job Category:*Research*Benefits Eligible:*Yes - Full Benefits *Rate of Pay:*$47,659 - $55,000*Compensation Type:*salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) *Type of criminal background check required::*Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) *Number of Vacancies:*5 *Target Hire Date:* *Expected End Date:* *Contact Information for Candidates:*Donna Zhang | *Open Date:*3/12/2021*Open Until Filled:*Yes*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.