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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Multiple Positions)
University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona
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The BIO5 Institute is seeking highly motivated candidates for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Associate I in the Laboratory of Dr. Felicia Goodrum studying complex virus-host interactions important to human cytomegalovirus persistence. BIO5 transcends traditional research models by promoting intensive interdisciplinary collaboration with individuals from many departments and colleges within the University of Arizona. BIO5 is dedicated to stimulating leading-edge interdisciplinary research in order to translate research into real-world applications in the fields of medicine and agriculture. The BIO5 Institute is committed to training the next generation of scientists as well as increasing scientific knowledge throughout society. The successful Postdoctoral candidate will work in a group led by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Felicia Goodrum, and interact closely with co-collaborators in a highly diversified interdisciplinary setting. The Goodrum Lab is seeking a skilled molecular biologist/biochemist/virologist with interests and experience in one or more of the fields of virology, molecular biology, cell signaling, and protein biochemistry. The successful applicant will join a motivated and highly collaborative team working to understand viral and cellular mechanisms of persistence. The laboratory's approach to understanding the molecular mechanisms of viral persistence combines sophisticated primary hematopoietic, fibroblast and endothelial cell models, molecular virology and recombinogenic engineering to identify viral genes and host targets that contribute to viral persistence. Latent viral coexistence is one of the least understood phenomena in virology, but one critically important to understanding the impact of latent viruses on our biology and viral pathogenesis. BIO5 transcends traditional research models by promoting intensive interdisciplinary collaboration with individuals from many departments and colleges within the University of Arizona. BIO5 is dedicated to stimulating leading-edge interdisciplinary research in order to translate research into real-world applications in the fields of medicine and agriculture. The BIO5 Institute is committed to training the next generation of scientists as well as increasing scientific knowledge throughout society. With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University's main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year. The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body. 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! 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. The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America's Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2016 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by World@Work! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

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