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


Open Date 05/17/2017

Requisition Number PRN14243B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

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

Monday – Friday.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00247 - Pathology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 50000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The O’Connell lab within the Division of Microbiology and Immunology (Department of Pathology) at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an opening for a hard-working and talented Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This Postdoctoral Research position in Microbiology and Immunology will be based at the University of Utah School of Medicine located in beautiful Salt Lake City. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with other world-class investigators, develop your skills as a research scientist, and take the next important step in your career. This exciting opportunity will provide a chance to study the roles of noncoding RNAs, including miRNAs and lncRNAs, in the regulation of the mammalian immune system and related cancers.



This position will give you the unique chance to actively develop and drive research projects focused on understanding how miRNAs and other lncRNAs control inflammatory responses during autoimmunity and cancer, in addition to exploring the role of miRNAs and lncRNAs in hematopoietic stem cell biology. Additional areas of focus include the connection between noncoding RNAs and cellular metabolism, and roles for exosomal miRNAs during intercellular communication. The candidate will be expected to keep up with relevant literature, interact with others in the lab, present work when possible, write grants, manuscripts and protocols, help with lab upkeep, and design, execute and analyze experiments. The ideal candidate will use this position as an opportunity to develop the skills and credentials needed for an independent faculty position in the future.

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a closely related field, and must have significant research experience in molecular biology and associated experimental techniques. Expertise in immunology,RNAbiology, flow cytometry and working with mouse models is desirable. Bioinformatics skills are also preferred.


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.