Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Nutritional Sciences-Res

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Nutritional Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I for a joint project between the research laboratories of Richard J. Simpson, PhD and Emmanuel Katsanis, MD to pursue studies in transplant immunology and human and murine bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Ongoing research includes novel approaches in activating anti-tumor responses, strategies to alter immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, immunomodulation in murine BMT models, and donor graft manipulation through exercise and pharmacological interventions. Candidates must have a PhD or MD and a strong foundation in cellular and/or tumor immunology, with experience in immunologic assays, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and tumor mouse model work. Candidates with a background in immunology and experience with mouse models are of particular interest. The successful candidate will join a team working in a research field with promising clinical applications.

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:

  • Immunological and molecularbiological assays in vitro and in vivo
  • Supervise undergraduate andgraduate students
  • Write manuscripts and readrelevant literature
  • Write and assist with grants

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or PhD degree
  • Prior experience in cellular and/or tumor immunology

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in immunology and experience with mouse models.
Experience with immunologic techniques, flow cytometry, proliferation and cytokine assays, cytotoxicity assays, T cell subset isolation, immunohistochemistry, molecular biological techniques and mammalian cell culture.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


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:

Richard Simpson
[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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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