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Department: Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res (2450)Location: Main CampusPosition Summary The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences is seeking a well-organized and highly motivated person for the position of Research Specialist, Principal in the Aquaculture Pathology Lab (APL). The incumbent will perform PCR-based diagnostic work for shrimp disease detection, involve in identifying etiology of emerging diseases and developing detection methods using molecular tools, use genomic and bioinformatics tools to study host-pathogen interactions in shrimp disease pathogenesis. 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 retirement plan; 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, please click here. Duties & Responsibilities Work on PCR-diagnostics in the Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, and also co-ordinate and supervise activities of other Research Associates working on PCR-based disease diagnostics. Perform independent research in developing molecular tools for emerging pathogens, and improved method of detection for existing pathogens. Use molecular tools to identify bacterial pathogens, sequence bacterial genomes and perform comparative genome analysis to identify factors for virulence. Analyze shrimp gene expression data upon infection with viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens. Publish research findings in scientific journals, attend national and international conferences and present research findings. Work with other members of the Aquaculture Pathology Laboratories in research planning, implantation, and seek funding from external granting agencies, as well as public and private companies. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Knowledge of molecular diagnostic of shrimp diseases and working in a ISO certified diagnostic laboratory. Knowledge of bioinformatics analysis of large-scale genomic data. Skill in molecular diagnostics of microbial pathogens infecting shrimp. Skills in bioinformatics analysis. Skill in supervising and/or coordinating the work of others. Skill in report writing. Ability to effectively communicate. Minimum Qualifications Please see 'Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications' below. Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications Doctorate degree in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry or a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Preferred Qualifications Experience in working in a disease diagnostic laboratory. Experience in shrimp disease analyzing large genome data set. Demonstrates scientific creativity, capacity to collaborate with others and independent thinking. Capacity for independent writing and evaluating the writing of others. Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40 Job Category: ResearchBenefits Eligible: Yes - Full BenefitsPosted Rate of Pay: DOEType of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)Posting Number: S24433Contact Information for Candidates Angelica Review Start Date: 01/10/2018 Open Until Filled: YesDiversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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