Postdoctoral Research Associate III

Tucson, AZ
Jan 10, 2021
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

Over the past several decades, Immunobiology has emerged to stand at the forefront of biomedical research and is likely to remain there for many decades to come. There has never been a more exciting time to work in and study Immunobiology. Beginning in late 2020, the Department of Immunobiology announced a new Personalized Defense Initiative with the goal to stimulate host:microbe basic and translational research, foster highly impactful projects on host:microbe interactions, and to support training of a new generation of investigators at the University. One major component of this initiative is to recruit highly skilled Postdoctoral Research Associates to perform cutting-edge research in an intradisciplinary setting between the Wilson and Johnson labs at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will possess the desire to participate in the study of how the oral microbiota impacts chronic inflammation and tumorigenesis in the oral cavity. This project is currently funded for two years. More information regarding the lab’s research projects can be found at and

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:

The Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s Collegeof Medicine is growing into a nationally and internationally recognizedresearch and educational center. We strive to blend the excitement offundamental immunological research with the relevance of its work. This challenging position requires motivation and ability fororganization. A high level of enthusiasm, confidentiality and dedication arehallmarks of the ideal candidate.

  • Conduct independent experiments, evaluate the data, and keep appropriate records of all research activities.
  • Read the literature, participate in scientific discussions with other members of the labs, and attend mandatory lab meetings.
  • Perform assigned lab duties to assist in the maintenance of stock reagents or the general operation of the lab.
  • Maintain individual mouse strains and perform experimental mouse models, including working in germ-free settings.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or related fields.
  • Experience with modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture techniques.
  • Basic understanding of protein structure/function relationships and signal transduction.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Firm grasp of microbial culture. • Proficiency in experimental animal techniques • Experience in cellular immune assays and analysis (ELISA, Flow Cytometry, RT-PCR)



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$55,000 -$70,000

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

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

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Justin Wilson | [email protected]

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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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