The University of Arizona
TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate I
DepartmentCellular & Molecular Medicine (0710)
LocationUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences
The BIO5 Institute and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine are seeking highly motivated candidates for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I in the Systems Genomics Laboratory of Dr. Casey Romanoski.
Dr. Romanoskis NIH-funded research team incorporates experimental and computational approaches on the genome-wide scale to identify molecular mechanisms that predispose individuals to develop complex diseases like heart disease. Current studies focus on the non-coding genetic basis of variable transcriptional responses of endothelial cells (that line blood vessels) to pro-inflammatory environments (that occur in heart disease). The laboratory generates, analyzes, and integrates massively parallel high-throughput sequencing data to measure genetic, epigenetic and transcriptomic signatures from human cells that reflect diverse genetic and environmental origins. Genome editing techniques (CRISPR/Cas9) are used to test molecular hypotheses in cell culture.
The successful Postdoctoral candidate will possess a genetic/cell/molecular/computational skill set appropriate to accomplish the labs goals. In addition, they will possess the drive required to research complex disease and will be able to work productively with others and alone. The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the BIO5 Institute are dedicated to training the next generation of scientists, and the Postdoctoral candidate will benefit from the diverse and interdisciplinary environment at the University of Arizona.
With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The Universitys main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
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!
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Lead a research project in close collaboration with the PI and other lab members.
- Innovate new areas of experimental and computational inquiry.
- Mentor junior lab members and contribute to a productive scientific environment.
- Maintain detailed records and disseminate research findings in meetings and as manuscripts in scientific journals.
- Apply for independent funding and contribute to grant proposals submitted by the PI.
- There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Skilled in cell/molecular laboratory techniques and/or computational analysis
- Excellent organizational/record-keeping skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Self-motivated and enthusiastic for science.
- PhD or MD in molecular or cellular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, computational science, immunology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, or related field by time of hire.
- Documented ability to conduct original research.
- Thorough understanding of genetics and genomics.
- Experience with high-throughput sequencing data generation and analysis.
- Expertise in vascular biology and transcription.
- Proficiency in LINUX/UNIX, R, and a scripting language (e.g., Python or Perl).
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job CategoryPostdoctoral Research
Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay$47,659 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Number of VacanciesOne
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo
Contact Information for Candidates
Casey Romanoski, PhD
Open Until FilledYes
Review Begins On06/08/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please note: Upon submitting your application, your references will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.
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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.
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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.