University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/16/2017

Requisition Number PRN13991B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Post Doctoral Research Associate w/Retirement

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible work schedule

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00276 - Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 23660 to 47356

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellow(s) to perform mechanistic studies for the characterization of novel pathways involved in the adaptation of solid tumors to low oxygen or hypoxia. PI has a joint appointment at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and focuses on the identification of new therapeutic strategies that exploit the hypoxic tumor microenvironment.

Candidates must possess a PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular pharmacology or related field. Candidates should have high proficiency in general cell biology and molecular biology techniques including cell culture, molecular cloning, western blots,PCR, and cell viability/reporter assays. Successful candidates should also have experience in bacterial protein expression and purification techniques. Proficiency in proteomic techniques and/or animal handling/surgery is desirable. Candidates should be organized, able to work independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative research environment. Fluency in English is required.


1) Perform laboratory experiments which may include cell culture, molecular cloning, western blotting,PCR, animal handling/surgery, and protein purification.

2) Plan experiments, perform data analysis, have ability to work independently and as part of a team.

3) Present data in group meetings, and at local and international meetings.

4) Supervise lab technicians and students.

5) Prepare manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD required


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.