Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Nov 14, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Marley Bldg., 1145 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is currently available in the School and Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. The position will be located on the University of Arizona campus. The candidate will be involved in generating preliminary data related to the study of the impact of forest fires on the diversity of meso and microbial fauna and their role in the reestablishment of nutrients and minerals to soil affected by fires.

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:

  • Engage and perform systematic soil sampling in Arizona Sky Islands.
  • Design experiments and develop new hypotheses.
  • Perform wet lab analyses (PCR, qPCR, microbiology techniques, nematode rearing, etc.).
  • Draw conclusions and or make predictions based on data.
  • Write and prepare materials for submission or research proposals to federal and non-federal granting agencies.
  • Engage with fellow lab members to foster a collaborative and enjoyable work environment.
  • Assist with supervision and mentoring of undergraduate students.
  • Design experiments and develop new hypotheses.
  • Draw conclusions and or make predictions based on data.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills highly preferred.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of study.
  • Experience in scientific experimentation and data collection.
  • Experience in bioinformatics metagenomics.

Preferred Qualifications:



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$53,206 to be prorated at 0.88 FTE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Target Hire Date:

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Munerra Muhammad

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


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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