Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Plant Sciences
University of Arizona 200 reviews - Tucson, AZ

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2425-Plant Sciences-Res


Agriculture & Life Sciences

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$32,000 annually

Exempt / Non-Exempt



Appointed: Professional

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Joy Rogers-Caron

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Documents required to be attached electronically with this application

Letter of Interest Curriculum Vitae

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Additional application instructions (include instructions for submission)

In addition to the application materials submitted electronically, you must also submit via e-mail your curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (address, phone, fax, and e-mail) for three references to Karen Schumaker, Ph.D. (

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of Arizona to study endogenous programs that control plant growth and development and to understand how those programs are altered to enable the plant to grow in non-optimal conditions (

The two major areas of research in the laboratory include:
1) understanding mechanisms underlying calcium-mediated signaling in Arabidopsis and specifically the role of the Calcineurin B-Like10 (CBL10) calcium binding protein in the establishment of developmental specificity, and

2) identification of genes and mechanisms underlying plant adaptation to salinity using phylogenetic surveys within the Brassicaceae and screens of natural variation among Arabidopsis accessions.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree and a demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research in the fields of plant development, genetics, or related disciplines. Proven experience with molecular biology techniques and demonstrated written and oral communication skills are essential qualifications. Ability to interact and work collaboratively with others is also critical.

The position is available March 1, 2011.

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!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • A demonstrated ability to carry out outstanding research in the fields of plant development, genetics or related disciplines.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree
Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience with molecular biology techniques.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to interact and work collaboratively with others is critical.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening


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