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Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Immunobiology (Multiple Positions)

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Reference letters to be sent to: Michael Kuhns, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunobiology University of Arizona, College of Medicine by email to mkuhns@email.arizona.edu

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Immunobiology (Multiple Positions)
Department Immunobiology (0707)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Located in beautiful Tucson, the University of Arizona College of Medicine (UA CoM) established in 1967 has 19 departments, five basic science and 14 clinical science, along with 10 Centers of Excellence, dedicated to specific areas of research, clinical care and teaching. With research funding reaching nearly $167 million in 2012, come be a part of the team that is dedicated to promote health and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease for the people of Arizona and beyond, through education, research and patient care.

The College of Medicine recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective and experience. As the sole allopathic medical college in the state of Arizona, the UA CoM’s mission includes the provision of its service and resources to all Arizona residents. The College’s commitment to creating and supporting programs that enhance diversity of thought, background, ethnicity and perspective, and which attract a diverse faculty to service diverse populations is evident in part through the following programs: the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, the Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs, the native American Research and Training Center, and the award winning Telemedicine program.

The Department of Immunobiology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine is growing into a nationally and internationally recognized research and educational center. We strive to blend the excitement of fundamental immunological research with the relevance of its work. Over the past several decades, Immunobiology has emerged to stand at the forefront of biomedical research, and is likely to remain there for many decades to come. There has never been a more exciting time to work in and study Immunobiology.

Currently, the Department of Immunobiology is seeking applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I in the Kuhns lab. This challenging position requires motivation and ability for organization. A high level of enthusiasm, confidentiality and dedication are hallmarks of the ideal candidate. The successful applicant will possess the desire to participate in the study of molecular mechanisms of T cell activation and T cell fate decisions.

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 amongst 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. Tucson is surrounded by a majestic desert and mountains rising to more than 9,000 feet.

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!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or related fields.
  • Experience with modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture techniques.
  • Basic understanding of protein structure/function relationships and signal transduction.
Preferred Qualifications
  • MD.
  • Experience with fluorescent live cell imaging.
  • Basic Immunological concepts.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20171
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michael Kuhns, PhD
mkuhns@email.arizona.edu
520-626-6461

Open Date 03/28/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/06/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

Reference letters to be sent to:
Michael Kuhns, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunobiology
University of Arizona, College of Medicine
by email to mkuhns@email.arizona.edu

Diversity Statement
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or related fields?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a basic understanding of protein structure/function relationships and signal transduction?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents