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University of Utah Post Doc Fellow-Pd Dir, BenElg in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/03/2017

Requisition Number PRN13677B

Job Title Post Doc Fellow-Pd Dir, BenElg

Working Title Post Doc Fellow-Pd Dir, BenElg

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Typically M-F; 8am-5pm but can vary

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00237 - Nephrology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 35000 to 55000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The laboratory of Assistant Professor Marcus Pezzolesi PhD,MPHin the University of Utah’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Diabetes and Metabolism Center is seeking a highly-motivated post-doctoral research fellow to lead research projects aimed at understanding the basis of diabetes, diabetes-related complications, and chronic kidney disease using next-generation technology.

Applicants should be passionate about research and enjoy solving complex problems. The successful candidate will lead anNIH-funded project that aims to identify circulating microRNAs that contribute to early renal function decline in patients with Type 1 diabetes. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other members of the lab and researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions and to contribute to the training of other lab members. Additionally, the successful candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills as they will be expected to have an active role in preparing manuscripts, publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting their work at national and international conferences.


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in genetics, biology, or related fields, knowledge of programming (R,SAS, andUNIX), experience in advanced genetic analyses (i.e.,GWASandNGSanalytical methods), have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be eligible for external funding.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Candidates should apply online, providing a cover letter that describes their scientific interests and research experience, their CV, and the names of three references. Please also send these materials directly to Dr. Marcus Pezzolesi ( with “Post-doctoral Fellow Application” in the subject line.

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.

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