Open Positions


Post-doctoral Research Associate

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a newly funded project to investigate T cell responses in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, using mouse models and patient samples, in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Taraszka Hastings at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Other ongoing projects in our laboratory include studies of the role of gamma-interferon-inducible lysosomal thiol reductase (GILT) in antigen presentation, T cell development, melanoma outcome, autoimmunity, and redox status. Opportunities for professional development include 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.
  • Present research findings at internal, local and national scientific meetings.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Grant writing, including generating preliminary data, submitting grant applications, and preparing progress reports.
  • Assist in training and supervision of technical staff and/or students.
  • Assume progressively more autonomous responsibilities for project development and execution with the aim of career maturation towards becoming an independent scientist. Additional career development opportunities will be tailored to individual’s goals.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Immunology or a related field.
  • Established track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Expertise with multicolor flow cytometry, APC and T cell isolation from lymphoid organs, tumors and/or skin, and/or mouse models of cancer and autoimmunity.

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.