Assistant Research Scientist
Tucson, AZ
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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!

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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