Research Assistant Professor Career-Track (NTE), Dept. of Medicine, Pulmonary

Tucson, AZ
May 08, 2021
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Medicine at The University of Arizona is seeking a Research Assistant Professor to design, develop, and conduct experiments in the field of allergic airway disease and asthma. The selected candidate should have previous experience performing pulmonary research, with strong expertise in the area of mouse model techniques, including colony management, surgery, and airway resistance measurements. The applicant will preferably possess a broad repertoire of laboratory skills with special emphasis on immunology, molecular, and cell biology techniques. The expectation is that this person will perform independent research, publish in scientific journals, maintain knowledge of current and emerging literature, apply for internal/external grant funding, and present original work at scientific conferences. The lab has several collaborations both within and external to the university, and the selected candidate should have good communication skills and be comfortable working individually and in a team atmosphere.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement projects as approved by the Principal Investigator.
  • Create, draft, and revise scientific publications.
  • Apply for internal and external funding opportunities.
  • Perform a variety of mouse laboratory duties including colony management, surgery, cytokine evaluation, and airway resistance measurements.
  • Perform general laboratory techniques including mammalian cell culture, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and ELISA.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, physiology, or a related scientific discipline with at least 3 years of postdoctoral training.
  • Previous experience performing mouse model experiments, with a strong emphasis on animal surgery, stimulation, BAL retrieval, cell differentials, and airway resistance measurements.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Previous experience performing pulmonary research, particularly in allergic airway disease and asthma. *Strong laboratory background, including working knowledge of qPCR, standard gel electrophoresis, western blotting, immunostaining, and mammalian cell culture.

Rank :

Assistant Professor

Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$65,000 - $85,000

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:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Karena Nespoli | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

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

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Along with your Cover Letter, and Curriculum Vitae; please submit Transcripts.

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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