The Department of Neuroscience has an opening for a qualified and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will join Dr. Martha Bhattacharya’s laboratory, which is focused on the molecular and cellular study of nerve damage responses in both mice and Drosophila (fruit flies). The long-term goal of our research is to identify ways to delay or prevent the degeneration of axons in neurodegenerative diseases, thus preserving nerve function. Candidates who are eligible to compete for postdoctoral funding, such as the NIH Ruth L Kirschstein Institutional National Service Awards (NRSA), are strongly preferred.
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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Assume responsibility for one or more projects that will generate data for publications and grant applications, likely focused on studies of the role of membrane proteins in axon injury responses and relevant neurodegenerative disorders.
Mentor rotation students and/or undergraduates.
Keep detailed records of experiments, analyze data independently, and create figures.
Apply for postdoctoral fellowships from the NIH and other sources to support the position.
Work as a member of a team to achieve laboratory scientific goals.
Work evenings and weekends as needed to complete experiments and meet laboratory timelines (grant deadlines, etc.).
Record keeping and organizational skills.
Attention to detail.
A positive attitude.
Note: Dr. Bhattacharya will be attending the 2018 SFN meeting in San Diego and may conduct interviews on site. In your cover letter, please indicate if you will be attending SFN.
Ph.D., or imminent completion of PhD in neuroscience or a molecular/cellular biology field.
Experience with or desire to work with mice.
Experience with mouse handling, mouse dissection, cell culture (sterile technique), and/or molecular biology techniques (cloning, Western blotting, etc.).
Publication, or imminent publication, of findings in one or more scientific journals.
Eligibility to compete for NIH & NSF postdoctoral funding.
Excellent writing and speaking ability.
Internal Number: P20590
About University of Arizona
Research in the Department of Neuroscience emphasizes analysis of neural circuits as it pertains to cellular, developmental, molecular and systems neurobiology, neuroethology, and neurogenetics.