Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the research group of Dr. Mark Van Dyke in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona. The postdoc will perform research in biomaterials, and utilize protocols to clone, express and purify recombinant protein-based starting materials. As part of their training, the postdoc will also be responsible for instructing and overseeing the work of undergraduate students, and will be expected to pursue multiple, independent projects.

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
  • Recombinant protein production, purification and characterization
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Biomaterial coating, device fabrication and testing
  • Training and supervision of undergraduate students
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.
  • 2-3 years of prior experience, particularly in the area of recombinant protein synthesis, purification and characterization, and demonstrable proficiency (e.g. publications and/or dissertation work) in these areas.
Preferred Qualifications The successful applicant is expected to have experience in molecular biology and be highly competent in methods to produce, purify, and characterize recombinant proteins. Candidates with interest in pursuing independent funding to advance their career are especially sought. 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 $52,704+ DOE 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 9/30/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Mark Van Dyke

Associate Dean, Research

Biomedical Engineering

[email protected]

Open Date 9/1/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter Special Instructions to Applicant 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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