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Research Technician/Lab Manager

University of Arizona

  • Lab Technician
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Research Technician/ Lab manager sought to manage the operations of and lead research in the laboratory of Dr. Felicia Goodrum at the University of Arizona in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Our highly collaborative molecular virology group is interested in virus-host interactions important to controlling the decision to enter into or exit latent programs using human cytomegalovirus as a model system. Specific questions of interest include: identify the mechanisms by which viral determinants regulate latency/reactivation, define the host pathways used by the virus "senses and respond" to cues for reactivation, and define the viral transcriptome associated with cytomegalovirus latency. Key methodologies include: Bacterial artificial chromosome recombineering, molecular cloning, protein-protein interactions, primary cell culture, long-term bone marrow culture, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, sequencing and viral assays.  Our research takes a deep dive into the cell biology around infection, including hematopoiesis, signaling, host membrane/protein trafficking as it relates to cargo sorting, and control of viral and host gene expression and signaling. That lab averages around 10 people comprised of postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, undergraduates and technicians. For more information on the lab, please visit Experience in host-pathogen interaction is desirable, but not required. Send curriculum vitae, a brief description of research experience, and the names of three references to:

Felicia Goodrum

Education Requirement:
B.S. or B.A. degree
Years of Experience:
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • molecular cell biology
  • molecular virology
  • virology
  • cell culture
  • lab experience
$37K-$62K depending on experience

The lab is located within the state-of-the-art BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Goodrum is a Professor in the Department of Immunobiology. Dr. Goodrum's research program has been recognized by a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences Award, Howard Temin award, and Presidential Early Career in Science Award. She is also the President-Elect for the American Society of Virology.

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!

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 and a very attractive cost of living. Tucson is a vibrant and diverse community with an excellent and affordable quality of living. 

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! 

University of Arizona
1657 E. Helen St.
Room 425, Thomas Keating Buil
Tucson , Arizona 85721
Felicia Goodrum, PhD