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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req8279

Department: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

A postdoc position is available in the Duhamel laboratory in the Molecular and Cellular Biology department: The research is an exploration of metabolite exchange in a vertebrate-alga symbiosis. The work will involve stable isotope labeling of a freshwater green alga, microinjection of algae into amphibian embryos, and histological and chemical analyses of the established symbiosis. We seek to reveal nutritional aspects of this novel symbiosis. We are looking for someone with experience in isotopic tracers and in histological methods with knowledge of different embedding and sectioning materials and protocols. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working with nanoSIMS. The work will require travel to the ASU nanoSIMS facility and visits to the Burns laboratory at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine and the Kerney laboratory at Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania. This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance.

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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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts independent research to explore
    metabolite exchange in a vertebrate-alga symbiosis.
  • Research will be experimental
  • Contributes collaboratively to other
    projects in the group as needed and desired.
  • Prepares publications and presents at
    scientific meetings.
  • Participates in group,
    departmental, and university scientific communities.
  • Self-motivated, scientific curiosity, driven by research questions
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biology or a related field; the selected
    candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Specific qualifications can vary depending on candidate background and research interest; one or more of the following is preferred:
  • Experience manipulating amphibian embryos and algal cultures
  • Experience working with isotopes
  • Experience with Microscopy
  • Experience with Raman microscopy
  • Experience with nanoSIMS
  • Experience with Modern molecular/cellular biology techniques
  • Experience in isotopic tracers and histological methods
  • Experience with different embedding and sectioning materials and protocols

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr Solange Duhamel

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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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