Tucson Arizona
Outstanding benefits-health, dental & vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability options.
September 05 2017
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Full Time
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

A position is available in the Buchan lab to study cytoplasmic mRNA biology. We are particularly interested in the assembly, disassembly and function of stress granules and P-bodies, which are cytoplasmic mRNA-protein (mRNP) assemblies that are implicated in regulation of mRNA translation, storage and decay. Recent evidence also suggests important roles for these mRNP bodies in viral defense, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A related focus is on the role of vesicular trafficking pathways in mediating clearance of P-bodies, stress granules and aggregates of proteins implicated in neurodegenerative disease such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

We seek applicants who are hard-working, intellectually curious and ambitious. Our lab offers a stimulating, interactive and nurturing environment with numerous opportunities for career development.

To apply, please submit an online application to job posting P20426 at, Please include a brief cover-letter stating your interest in the position and career goals, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references within your application. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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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