University of Utah Research Scientist in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 07/13/2017
Requisition Number PRN14784B
Job Title Research Scientist
Working Title Research Scientist
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
M-F with occasional weekends as required by the lab
VP Area Health Sciences
Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 47,600 to 76,000
NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled
NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes
Seeking conscientious, motivated, enthusiastic and experienced scientist to join our team in a friendly and collaborative environment. We are interested in ion transport and the regulation of ion channels and transporters by kinases in a variety of physiological and pathophysiological processes.
1. Develops scientific research projects and acts as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator.
2. Researches and stays current with project related scientific literature.
3. Sets up new methods or assays to accomplish scientific objectives.
4. Identifies and implements creative solutions to overcome problems.
5. Organizes, interprets data and derives study conclusions.
6. Manages and trains research staff to achieve research goals.
7. Collaborates with internal and external investigators on multiple research projects ensuring scientific significance and feasibility.
8. Summarizes results of studies in the form of scientific abstracts and manuscripts.
9. Serves as a resource to provide scientific information needed for various initiatives.
10. Contributes to teaching activities by preparing and presenting educational seminars.
11. Assists with grant preparation by researching background, significance and planning statistics.
12. Attends national conferences and presents results of scientific studies.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific discipline in a related field plus four years of experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Prior experience in any of the following areas beneficial (applicant is not expected to have expertise in all of these areas): molecular biology; protein purification/biochemistry; cell biology/imaging; Drosophila genetics; ion transport physiology.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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