Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Tucson, AZ
Jun 04, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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University of Arizona Health Sciences


1656 E. Mabel St. , Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

Currently, the Department of Immunobiology, is seeking highly motivated applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I in the Kuhns Lab. This challenging position requires a high level of enthusiasm, dedication, and drive drive for applicants interested in studying the molecular mechanisms in T-Cell activation and cell fate decisions (pubmed search: Kuhns MS).Research in the Department and the University is supported by state-of-the-art core facilities including animal housing, FACS, DNA, Microarrays, Proteomics and Imaging. University of Arizona is among the top 20 public research and education universities, boasting excellent departments and Centers, as well as lively campus culture, and life and a blossoming recreation center. It is located in sunny Tucson, a city with a vibrant multicultural population of approximately 900,000, a strong economy and business opportunities, and is surrounded by a majestic desert and mountains.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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 lab, and attend mandatory lab meetings.
  • Perform assigned lab duties to assist in the maintenance of stock reagents or the general operation of the lab, and various other duties or projects as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or related fields.Experience with modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture techniques.Basic Immunological concepts.

    Preferred Qualifications:



    Full Time/Part Time:

    Full Time

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    Benefits Eligible:

    Yes - Full Benefits

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    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:

    Michael Kuhns, PhD/[email protected]

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    Documents Needed to Apply:

    Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

    Special Instructions to Applicant:

    Upload resume, cover letter and statement of research

    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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