Open Positions


Post-doctoral Research Associate

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a newly funded, up to four-year project investigating antigen presentation and T cell responses in cutaneous autoimmunity and melanoma in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Taraszka Hastings at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Opportunities for professional development include the presentation of research findings at national meetings, mentorship in grant and manuscript writing, teaching, and public policy, which will enhance career progression.

The successful candidate will:

  • Design and perform experiments, interpret data, and analyze results independently under the direction of the principal investigator.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present research findings at internal, local and national scientific meetings.
  • Participate in grant writing, including generation of preliminary data, grant submission, and preparation of progress reports.
  • Assist in training and supervision of technical staff and/or students.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Immunology or a related field.
  • Expertise with multicolor flow cytometry, adoptive T cell transfer, APC and T cell isolation from lymphoid organs and skin, mouse models of autoimmunity and cancer, autophagy and/or oxidative stress.

To apply: please send cover letter and c.v. to Karen Hastings

Program Director and Professor in Immunology

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix invites applications for a Director of a new Program in Immune Mechanisms at Epithelial Surfaces. We are seeking an established investigator to lead the development of a comprehensive, multi-investigator research program through building on existing strengths in immunology, recruitment of new faculty, and collaboration within and across institutions. The Director will determine the focus of the Program; areas of interest include innate immunity, APC or T cell biology, autoimmunity, host-microbe interactions, and cancer immunology. The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record in scholarship and funding, as well as demonstrated success in program development and mentoring. Review of candidates will begin on August 1, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.