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


Open Date 06/29/2017

Requisition Number PRN14654B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Research Associate

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

M-F with occasional nights and weekends as needed.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 35000 to 45000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

A new Postdoctoral Fellow position is open immediately at the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah,USA.

Our research focuses on the basic molecular mechanisms of fat expansion and the development of peripheral insulin resistance. Current projects include 1) adipose stem cells heterogeneity and visceral obesity, 2) redox-modulation of adipocyte function, 3) the role of adipocyte autophagy in inflammation, 4) insulin/IGF1 receptors signaling and autophagy regulation. Multidisciplinary approaches are utilized including in vitro cell culture, flow cytometry, genetically engineered mouse models (GEMM), in vivo metabolic assessment. Competitive salary and generous benefit package will be provided for qualified candidates.


1. Perform self-directed research

2. Maintain mouse colonies and isolate animal tissues for experiments

3. Collaborate with scientists externally and internally

4. Demonstrate effective communication skills; present research at national meetings and author manuscripts for publications in scientific journals

5. Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students

Minimum Qualifications

Highly creative and motivated biologists with Ph.D., M.D., or both degrees, and proven record of research productivity are welcome to apply.

Please send your C.V. and contact information for three references to: Dr. Sihem Boudina,


Working experience using Transgenic/Knockout Mouse Models and adipocyte biology is valuable; knowledge ofCRSPR/Cas9, Cell Signaling, Stem Cells, and bioinformatics is a plus.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please first apply on-line. After applying, please send your C.V. and contact information for three references to: Dr. Sihem Boudina,

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.