Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Internal Medicine (Phoenix, AZ)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Internal Medicine (Phoenix, AZ)
Posting Number req17357
Department COM Phx Internal Medicine
Department Website Link College of Medicine-Phoenix
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Address 475 N. 5th St. , Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA
Position Highlights

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Timothy Marlowe. The successful candidate will be invited to join a collaborative drug discovery research team and a R01-funded project working on the development of novel therapeutics for cancer. The primary goal of Dr. Marlowe’s translational research program is to identify and evaluate novel inhibitors of focal adhesion kinase (FAK). We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or Pharmacology with a strong background in cancer cell assays, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, signal transduction, protein purification, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, CRISPR gene editing, and familiarity with experimental models. Experience with cancer cell signaling and MS-based proteomic studies is preferred. The candidate should have experience in cancer drug development as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who has exceptional analytical and communication skills and the capacity to work both independently and a team environment. The applicant should be detail oriented, conscientious, and able to follow instructions. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to conduct research with minimum supervision and to prepare manuscripts for publication. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Bioscience Core 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. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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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; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design and perform cancer biology experiments, interpret data, and analyze results.
  • Develop new experimental approaches and laboratory protocols.
  • Run an array of cellular and molecular biology assays.
  • Meet with medicinal chemists to evaluate bioassay data and develop structure-activity relationships.
  • Upload and manage bioassay data in drug discovery database.
  • Write fellowship applications, and contribute to additional grant applications.
  • Write and publish scientific findings in high-impact scientific journals & participate in scientific conferences.
  • Train graduate students, undergraduate interns, and other staff.
  • Regularly meet with laboratory trainees.
  • Maintain and service laboratory equipment, manage biosafety requirements, organize laboratory, and implement laboratory procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Skilled in coordinating cancer biology experiments.
  • Knowledge of manuscript preparation & grant writing.
  • Ability to participate at scientific conferences and present findings.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A PhD in an area of Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, or related field.
  • A strong background in cancer cell biology, tissue culture, and molecular techniques.
Preferred Qualifications

● First author publications with a strong background in cancer drug development.

● Experience with fluorescence and confocal microscopy.

● Experience in MS-based proteomics and protein-protein interactions.

● Background in melanoma research and understanding of experimental models.

● Strong motivation and dedication to scientific discovery is essential.

● Demonstrated ability to independently develop reports and manuscripts and present findings in tabular, oral, written, and/or graphic formats.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Limited Benefits
Rate of Pay NIH salary guidelines, Depends on Experience
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Date 8/22/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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 a 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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