Assistant Research Scientist
Tucson, AZ
Job Description
Position Summary

Please Note: This position has been updated from part-time to full-time, and the applicant review date has been extended to 09/14/2018. An Assistant Research Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. May Khanna in the Department of Pharmacology.

The incumbent will work with disrupting protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions using small molecules. The applicant will use in silico docking for development of small molecule inhibitors. This will be followed by biophysical characterizations including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-ray crystallography, microscale thermophoresis (MST) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR).

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in structural biology and biophysical characterization of molecules towards drug discovery.
  • Participate in ongoing projects, collect and analyze data, supervise graduate students and post-docs.
  • Help to develop new projects related to drug discovery in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Analyze data and prepare reports, which will be used in preparation of grant proposals.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field.
Preferred Qualifications FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Research Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $48,000+ Annually, DOE
Job Type Full-time