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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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

Posting Number: req8362

Department: Asthma/Airway Disease Rsch Ctr

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1230 N Cherry Ave , Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

Position Highlights

The Cusanovich lab seeks an outstanding candidate for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Cusanovich lab develops single-cell genomic technologies and uses them to study the lung and better understand why individuals develop diseases such as asthma. The lab works with both primary samples and animal/culture models. The ideal candidate should be a motivated, independent individual who will drive research projects, apply for external funding, write manuscripts, and present findings at conferences. The person in this role will report directly to the Principal Investigator. Additionally, the selected candidate will be responsible for designing experiments, keeping accurate and current records of specific experiments performed, and mentoring more junior members of the lab in basic techniques in the lab.
The Cusanovich lab is a member of the Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center (A2DRC), led by Fernando D. Martinez, MD. Since the 1970's the A2DRC has conducted interdisciplinary research and translational medicine that integrates clinical medicine with epidemiology, immunology, genetics, epigenetics, pharmacology and cutting-edge technology in order to understand and treat airway disease. The center's mission is to improve our understanding of the risk factors, natural history, biology and treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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

  • Perform
    independent research developing novel genomic technologies and applying them to
    lung biology or implementing existing techniques for more large-scale studies.
  • Seek
    internal/external funding for postdoctoral training.
  • Write manuscripts
    and present at conferences.
  • Mentor more junior
    members of the lab.
  • Proper
    culturing/handling of mammalian primary cells and cell lines.
  • Nucleic acid
  • Prepare sequencing
    libraries for genomic assays.
  • Maintain a
    detailed lab notebook.
  • Perform detailed
    experimental protocols.
  • Design and
    implement new experimental protocols.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD required in Genetics, Genomics, or Bioinformatics .

Preferred Qualifications

*Previous experience managing others. *Strong publication record, and prior experience presenting at conferences. *Track record of generating reproducible data in the laboratory setting.
*Computational proficiency, including R, Python, high performance computing clusters. *Experience working with mice.
*Previous experience preparing next generation sequencing libraries. *Previous experience with molecular biology techniques (enzyme digestion, DNA/plasmid extraction, cloning/ligation, transformation, etc.). *Previous experience analyzing genomic data.

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: $53,760 - $54,144

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. Cusanovich |

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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