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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 10/05/2020
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Tucson, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number req2669
Department Nutritional Sciences-Res
Department Website Link https://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The Department of Nutritional Sciences leads in cutting-edge Research, outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Cooperative Extension programs and Continuing Professional Education that advance the discovery and translation of the roles of nutrition and physical activity in optimizing health for people in Arizona, and beyond. Nutritional Sciences is seeking an energetic, well-organized, and highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in exercise immunology and cellular therapy in the laboratory of Dr. Simpson.
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 for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .
As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct laboratory based research in the area of exercise immunology and cellular therapy under the direction of the laboratory group leaders. This includes performing hands on laboratory work, analyzing and interpreting data, delivering research presentations, preparing drafts for scientific manuscripts and generating data for grant applications and presentations provided by the laboratory group leaders.
  • Train graduate students and other junior laboratory members.
  • Perform administrative duties in the laboratory as required. These include, but are not limited to, overseeing research compliance protocols, equipment maintenance and the ordering and organization of research supplies and materials. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in gamma delta T-cells and natural killer cells.
  • Relevant peer reviewed publications.
Minimum Qualifications PhD in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise immunology and/or cellular therapy 
Preferred Qualifications

Experience performing cellular based assays of human immune function;

Experience performing stress tests in human subjects;

Experience with Multi-color flow cytometry;

Experience working with small animals especially immunocompromised mouse models;

Experience using tumor imaging technology in small animals;

Experience in delivering scientific presentations at major meetings;   

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $53,076
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Richard Simpson, rjsimpson@arizona.edu
Open Date 10/2/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) 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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