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Researcher/Scientist V (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Researcher/Scientist V (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Posting Number

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department Website Link

UAHS - Tucson

University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights
The Arizona Center for Drug Discovery (ACDD) at the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson is seeking a Researcher/Scientist for our high-throughput screening (HTS) core facility. The primary responsibilities for this position are development and implementation of innovative phenotypic, cell-based and biochemical assays using cutting edge high-throughput technologies, as well as application of data analysis tools to assess biological activity and assay performance. The successful candidate will work with researchers at UA accomplish the mission of facilitating translation research and discovering new medicines through open communication, innovation, teamwork, creative problem solving, and state-of-the-art assay science and laboratory automation.
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
  • Design, optimize, and develop bioassays and perform comprehensive data collection, data management and data analysis. Report to the ACDD Director regarding progress of ongoing and pending screening projects and the ACDD standing committee and ACDD annual meeting.
  • Manage and maintain chemical library and CDD vault database. Orient, train and supervise users on HTS Core instrumentation.
  • Participation in project meetings with ACDD standing committee and core members. Present work in various group and project team meetings.
  • Work with the ACDD Director to solicit new HTS projects from the University of Arizona and the State of Arizona institutes and biomedical research organizations and biotech sectors.
  • Provide advice and inputs to researchers for HTS assay development. Work with researchers for gran development.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree - Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology, Pharmacology or related field or equivalent terminal degree in a related discipline required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications
* Proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience in high-throughput screening.* Demonstrated expertise in diverse assay methods and technologies, such as high-content analysis (confocal microscopy) ELISA FRET/BRET, Alpha Lisa MSD, qPCR, and flow cytometry in 96, 384 formats. Experience with robotics, software coding, fluorescence activated sorting (FACS), confocal microscopy, and high-throughput screening methodologies are highly desirable.


Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Work Calendar

Job Category

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay
$71,344 - $100,374

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)

Number of Vacancies

Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates
Wei Wang |

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, 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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