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Postdoctoral Research Associate II - Cancer Center
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted 01/25/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate II - Cancer Center
Tucson, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate II - Cancer Center
Posting Number req8507
Department Cancer Center Division
Department Website Link Cancer Center Division
Location UAHS - Tucson
Address University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85714 USA
Position Highlights A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Pu at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). The selected candidate will oversee a translational cancer research project in developing an effective mutation screen methodology, exploring the mechanism of specific gene regulated genomic stability (CIN), or developing novel cellular therapy technology The UACC is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in the state of Arizona, dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education.

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 .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Be able to perform Quantitative RT-PCR, DNA/protein gels, cell cultures, immunohistochemistry staining and analysis, and imaginings.
  • Conduct experiments with human and mouse PBMCs, cell lines, and spleen/bone marrow samples. Duties include processing samples, propagating cellular cultures in vitro, and extraction of biologic material for downstream analysis. 
  • Evaluation of biologic readouts. 
  • Assist in IRB submissions and grant applications.
  • Participate in manuscript preparation.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD with at least 2 years experience in laboratory research.
  • Expertise in cell culture.
  • Experience with Flowcytometry, RNA transcriptional profiling, ELISA, Western blotting, and collection and analysis of data. 
Preferred Qualifications *Ability to plan and execute experiments, analyze data, and trouble-shoot technical problems, and write scientific reports/grant proposals. *Willingness to work with both human samples and mice tissues with sufficient knowledge in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, and experience in mice. * Experience with CRISPR-Cas9, molecular cloning, and other molecular biology techniques preferred.
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 DOE
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. Jeffrey Pu | jpu@arizona.edu
Open Date 1/24/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.
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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