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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Asthma/Airway Disease Rsch Ctr (0723)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC) is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will investigate the mechanisms involved in complex respiratory diseases, with specific emphasis on asthma. The successful applicant will work on a cutting-edge project in collaboration with the Helmholtz Institute (Munich, Germany) investigating in vivo and in vitro responses to environmental exposures from Bavarian farms. This research will be critical to the University and A2DRC’s efforts to advance multidisciplinary translational programs in airway disease and asthma prevention.

Founded in 1971 as a small, specialized research effort in the respiratory sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC) has emerged as one of the leading institutions in the world in the field of airway disease epidemiology, and for its contributions to the understanding of the risk factors, natural history, biology and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The center facilitates a multidisciplinary environment that fosters research, training and service in the area of pulmonary health and disease, with special emphasis on prevention and precision therapeutics.

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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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 immunologic research using in vivo and in vitro models.
  • Prepare publications.
  • Participate in group meetings and Center seminars.
  • Present work at conferences.
  • Travel may be required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a relevant field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in immunology research: in vitro cellular techniques (tissue culture, cell isolation, flow cytometry), ELISA, molecular techniques (nucleic acid isolation, PCR).
  • Experience with in vivo mouse work (intra-peritoneal immunizations and intra-nasal exposure, dissection, perfusion, lung function measurements, genotyping).
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Good communication skills.
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 $47,484 - $58,560 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20482
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Meg Rother-Gossmann
mgossmann@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/01/2017
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. 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 diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * Upon hire, will you have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a relevant field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents