Postdoctoral Research Associate, Basic Medical Sciences (College of Medicine-Phoenix)
- University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix
- Location: Phoenix, AZ
- Job Number: 7087244 (Ref #: req7283)
- Posting Date: Oct 15, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Highlights
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Amelia Gallitano in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, investigating how environmental events alter cell-type specific gene expression in the mouse cortex to regulate working memory, sleep and other behaviors that have implications for neuropsychiatric illness. We are looking for a new member to join our passionate and creative team. The position will involve conducting basic molecular biology and behavioral neuroscience studies as well as bioinformatic analyses of single cell RNAsequencing data. Experience with R and/or other computer programming is strongly desired. Experience with rodent surgical and behavioral studies, and cell culture are desirable but not essential. The candidate should have experience performing research in a laboratory setting and should have authored peer-reviewed research publications. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, conscientious, able to work independently under direction of the principal investigator, and have the ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars.
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, designs, and conducts one or more moderately complex research projects in line with plan, interpret data, and analyze results independently under the direction of the principal investigator.
- Conduct research projects related to mechanistic investigations of neurological and/or psychiatric disorders, using mouse models. These experiments include, but are not limited to:
* Single cell RNAseq
* In situ hybridization
* Western Blot
* Cell culture
* Microscope imaging
* Rodent surgical interventions, including employment of viral-mediated and other methods to conduct circuit specific investigations, and a battery of mouse behavior tests using Ethiovision.
- Present research findings at internal, local and potentially national scientific meetings.
- Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- Participate in grant writing, including generating preliminary data, submitting grant applications, and preparing progress reports.
- Oversee day-to-day operation of project and may supervise trainees and support personnel.
- Assume progressively more autonomous responsibilities for project development and execution with the aim of career maturation towards becoming an independent scientist.
- Additional career development opportunities will be tailored to individual’s goals.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- PhD in Biology or a related field of study.
- Three or more years of research experience.