Postdoctoral research fellowships in Astronomy, Environmental studies, Earth sciences, Biology, Health science, are available at the University of Arizona, USA.

University of Arizona is a public sector university established in 1885. The university is ranked 262 (Top QS university ranking) and has a student body of more than 44,000 students. University of Arizona has a total of 20 colleges, including; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, College of Education College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Graduate College, College of Humanities, Honors College, Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science, James E. Rogers College of Law, College of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Eller College of Management, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, College of Nursing, College of Optical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, College of Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona South.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Steward Observatory

Arizona Cosmology Lab, Department of Astronomy (Steward Observatory) is offering several postdoctoral research fellowships in Astronomy. Steward observatory is offering an excellent research environment in ground/space based astrophysics with interdisciplinary programs across the Departments of Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, and the Data Science Institute. Our laboratories have state of the art supercomputing resources along with access to national supercomputing resources.

The successful candidates will work with; 1) Dr. Elisabeth Krause (krausee@email.arizona.edu), 2) Dr. Tim Eifler (timeifler@email.arizona.edu), and 3) Dr. Eduardo Rozo (erozo@email.arizona.edu) on theoretical and observational projects with cosmological surveys. The research team is involved with DES analysis in pursuance of early data phase of LSST and DESI, and optimizing future NASA missions. Our interest is the implementation of joint analysis strategies for a wide array of data sets including current and future CMB experiments.

Interested candidates for this position should have a PhD in Astronomy, physics or a relevant discipline. The position is full-time job with 40 hours per week of workload. The fellows will have autonomy in research design and research/travel budget.

The candidates should submit a research statement (max. 3 pages), a CV, 3 reference letters directly to Dr. Tim Eifler before December 1, 2019.

Benefits for fellows include; health, vision, dental and life insurance, along with sick leave, paid vacations, holidays, tuition fee reduction for the employee and family member, recreational and cultural activity access.

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Postdoc. Fellowship: Institute of Environment

Institute of the Environment is offering a 1 year research fellowship in social dimensions of coupled natural-human systems. The position is related to Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS): Forecasting future operating environments interdisciplinary research initiative. BBCS is a collaboration of researchers from several departments of the University of Arizona that focus upon biodiversity to investigate public health, governance, security and informatics. The objective of BBCS is to pursue research related to biodiversity and conservation science in addressing key issues relevant to human health, well-being and in the context of environmental, food, and national security.

Selected fellows will work under the guidance of Individual lead mentors from BBCS faculty which includes;

1. Liz Baldwin, public policy & governance,
2. José Soto, environmental economics,
3. Tom Evans, geography;

Candidates interested in this position should have experience in environmental social sciences. Applicants from difference academic backgrounds are eligible to apply, including; political science, applied economics, geography, public health. Applicants who have specialization in areas related to land management, conservation of species, food systems and ecosystem services are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be highly motivated, with strong communication skills, leadership skills and ability to work with an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers.

Quantitative methods will be used study the challenges and to develop new knowledge related to decision-making, governance and environmental resource management. Candidates should have the 1) Ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and create novel synthetic research, 2) Expertise in environmental governance and institutional analysis, and 3) Interest in biodiversity, conservation, public health, food systems, or informatics.

Benefits for fellows include; annual salary ($47,659), health, vision, dental and life insurance, along with sick leave, paid vacations, holidays, tuition fee reduction for the employee and family member, recreational and cultural activity access.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: School of Natural Resources & the Environment

Postdoctoral research fellowship in studying global carbon cycle is available at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona. The research position is based on NASA funded projects to develop data assimilation capabilities with the Community Land Model using the Data Assimilation Research Testbed. Knowledge of key biogeochemical and biophyiscal processes in Arctic and Boreal Zone would be beneficial.

The fellow will be involved with several tasks, including; 1) Executing and analysis of output from ensemble CLM runs assimilating leaf area index, snow cover and biomass over Arctic and Boreal Zone, 2) Testing alternative model structures focusing upon a variety of controls over seasonal phenology, 3) Using improved models to produce best estimate of Arctic and Boreal Zone dynamics, 4) Assessment of warming in the Arctic using our modified CLM for historical and future climate projections, 5) Presentation of results in meetings, writing research proposal and research articles in peer-reviewed journals.

PhD in a relevant discipline is required along with experience in land modeling, surface modeling and data assimilation with geophysical models.  The candidate should have strong quantitative skills, strong publication record and excellent programming skills. Knowledge of terrestrial carbon cycle and expertise in terrestrial biosphere model assessment using remote sensing is also required.

For further queries, the candidates should contact David Moore
(davidjpmoore@email.arizona.edu).

Benefits for fellows include; annual salary ($55,000), health, vision, dental and life insurance, along with sick leave, paid vacations, holidays, tuition fee reduction for the employee and family member, recreational and cultural activity access.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: BIO5 Institute

BIO5 Institute requires a postdoctoral fellow to work in the laboratory of Dr. Magdalene So (somaggie@email.arizona.edu) pursuing research in polysaccharide capsule of the mouse commensal Neisseria musculi, specifically to elucidate the role of the capsule in Neisseria colonization and persistence.

The research institute is a collection of hundreds of researchers from over 20 colleges and departments across the University of Arizona. BIO5 is involved with cutting-edge interdisciplinary research with real-world applications in the fields of medicine and agriculture.

Following requirements must be met by potential applicants for this position:

1) PhD in Microbiology or Molecular Genetics with knowledge of bacterial molecular genetic techniques (mutagenesis and transcriptional analysis).
2) Experience in using mouse models to study bacterial asymptomatic colonization and persistence.
3) Experience with commensal Neisseria (especially N. musculi), Neisseria asymptomatic colonization and persistence, and the bacterial polysaccharide capsule.
4) Record keeping of experimental results, working with minimum supervision in terms of experiment execution and data analysis.
5) Training undergraduates, manuscript writing and handling laboratory operations (equipment, clean up, maintenance, monitoring).

Benefits for fellows include; annual salary ($48,000), health, vision, dental and life insurance, along with sick leave, paid vacations, holidays, tuition fee reduction for the employee and family member, recreational and cultural activity access.

Please visit the OFFICIAL LINK and to apply for this position click here.

Postdoc. Research Fellowship: Cancer Center Division

Cancer Center Division at the University of Arizona is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in health sciences. The position is available at Dr. Joann Sweasy’s laboratory (jsweasy@email.arizona.edu), selected candidate work on a project related to studying the relationship between cancer and DNA repair.

Potential candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Cellular/Molecular Biology or a related field. Candidates should have knowledge of cancer and cell culture, previous experience in working with mice is a bonus. Significant knowledge of DNA repair is required.

The research fellows will work with Cell culture, FACs, genomic instability and mutagenesis assays, and grant writing. Potential characterization of a mouse model of a DNA repair variant will be carried out.

Benefits for fellows include; annual salary ($50,000-54,000), health, vision, dental and life insurance, along with sick leave, paid vacations, holidays, tuition fee reduction for the employee and family member, recreational and cultural activity access.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

School of Animal and Biomedical science is offering multiple postdoctoral research fellowships. Selected candidates will pursue microbiological research on enteric pathogens (Escherichia coli and Clostridium difficile). Candidates will conduct original research, participate in collaborative studies, write manuscripts, reports, supervise and mentor technicians and students. More information can be inquired from Robyn Burkey
(rburkey@email.arizona.edu).

The prospective applicants are required to have the following experiences and academic background:

1) PhD in a relevant discipline with excellent written and communication skills.
2) Three years of work experience working in microbiology, ability to perform independent experiments involving molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, proteomics and genomics.
3) Capacity to perform data collection, pursue experiments, assimilate data, write project summaries, perform infections and necropsies on research animals.
4) Laboratory Biosafety Level II training as well as animal training (e.g. rodents).

Benefits for fellows include; health, vision, dental and life insurance, along with sick leave, paid vacations, holidays, tuition fee reduction for the employee and family member, recreational and cultural activity access.

Please visit the OFFICIAL LINK and to apply for this position click here.