Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Feb 24, 2021
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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

A postdoctoral position is available in spring (or summer) 2021 in the Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona to work on NIH-funded studies regarding the roles of gut commensal bacteria in the development of autoimmune disease.

The Wu lab has a strong focus on both systemic and mucosal immunology. We aim to understand the immunomodulation and immunometabolic role of human pathobionts or mouse commensals in the development of gut-distal autoimmune diseases including autoimmune arthritis and lung pathology (e.g. inducible bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue/iBALT) by using murine arthritis models and human patients samples. Below are examples of our exciting projects that were published in the past: "Immunity 2016, 44:875-888. Gut Microbiota Drive Autoimmune Arthritis by Promoting Differentiation and Migration of Peyer's Patch T Follicular Helper Cells" and "Cell Host & Microbe 2017, 22:697-704.e4. Segmented filamentous bacteria provoke lung autoimmunity by inducing gut-lung axis Th17 Cells expressing dual TCRs."

More details regarding the Wu lab’s research interest can be found at

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:

Become an active member of the lab that works independently under the supervision of the principal investigator.Design and conduct experiments, evaluate the data, and keep appropriate records of all research activities.Stay current with the scientific literature, participate in scientific discussions with other members of the lab and department, and attend mandatory lab meetings.Assist with the generation of stock reagents as well as the maintenance of the general lab operation, and various other duties or projects as assigned.Grant submissionManuscript preparationData analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in related field

Preferred Qualifications:

*Highly motivated recent (or soon to be) Ph.D. graduate with an immunology background. *Experience with flow cytometry and mouse models is highly desired.



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$50,004 - $53,760

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:

Joyce Wu, PhD | [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please include a Cover letter stating your qualifications, interests, and career goals, CV and contact information of 2-3 references.

Diversity Statement:

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