Postdoctoral Research Associate II

Tucson, AZ
Feb 24, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Cancer Center Division

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Pu at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The selected candidate will have interests in translational cancer research, especially in the fields of genomic stability, target therapy, and novel drug development.

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:

  • Conductdaily experiments with human PBMCs, human cell lines, and additional humansamples. Duties include processing samples, propagating cellular cultures invitro, and extraction of biologic material for downstream analysis.
  • Evaluation of biologic readouts.
  • Assist in IRB submissions and grant applications. Develop independent researchprojects. Participate in manuscript preparation.
  • Participate in lab management, including ordering and maintenance of equipment.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD with at least 5years experience in laboratory research.
  • Expertise in cell culture.
  • Experience with Flow cytometry, RNA transcriptional profiling, ELISA, Western blotting, and collection and analysis of data.

Preferred Qualifications:

*The successful candidate shall be able to plan and execute experiments, analyze data, and trouble-shoot technical problems, and write scientific reports/grant proposals. This fellow shall be willing to work with both human samples and mice tissues.*Sufficient knowledge sufficient knowledge in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, and experience in mice. *Experience in medical technology.*Experience with CRISPR-Cas9, molecular cloning, and other molecular biology techniques.*Experience with big data analysis and use of bioinformatic tools.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$43,000 - $53,000

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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Target Hire Date:

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Jeffrey Pu | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume 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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