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Postdoctoral Research Associate I UPDATED Cancer Center Div

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The University of Arizona

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TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate I (UPDATED)

DepartmentCancer Center Division (0721)

LocationUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences

Position Summary

Please Note: The Review date has been updated to 4/20/2017.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Office of the Director research group at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent analytical and communication skills who has an interest in developing novel therapeutic and diagnostic tools for patients with drug-resistant prostate cancer.

An integral part of this project will involve isolating circulating tumor cells and developing human prostate cancer bone xenograft (PDX) models. The position will involve close interactions with a multi-disciplinary prostate cancer research team.

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 recognized on Forbes 2015 list of Americas Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please .

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Duties & Responsibilities

The selected Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to independently drive a research project centered on isolating, utilizing, and characterizing the biology of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from drug-resistant prostate cancer patients. Some of the important questions that need answering include:

What are the most unbiased ways to isolate CTCs?

What genetic and biological traits do they have?

Which ones are capable of reseeding metastases?

Which ones have diagnostic benefit for predicting therapeutic response?

To successfully answer these questions the candidate will need to develop the following techniques.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience in cancer biology and working with mouse models.


Full Time/Part TimeFull Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week40 Hours

Job CategoryPostdoctoral Research

Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay45,000

Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberP20344

Number of VacanciesOne

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo

Contact Information for Candidates

Cynthia Miranti

Open Date03/15/2017

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Review Begins On04/20/2017

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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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