Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead a NIH funded project studying lung inflammation and immunology in lung fungal infection and hypersensitive diseases such as asthma. 
  • Literature screening, critical analysis of prior research, designing and executing experiments. 
  • Write manuscripts.
  • Present data in research conferences.
  • Contribute to grant applications.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD, MD or equivalent degree and have research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or immunology as well as in mouse models of human diseases.
Preferred Qualifications -Expertise in immunology. -Prior research experience in lung diseases. -First-author publication(s) in high-impact journals. FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job FTE 1.0 Work Calendar Fiscal Job Category Research Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay $47,659 - $56,000 Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies 1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates Yin Chen,[email protected] Open Date 8/28/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document Special Instructions to Applicant Along with submitting your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter, please also provide contact information for 2-3 references. Diversity 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. As an Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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