Job Information

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


Open Date 08/23/2022

Requisition Number PRN32010B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

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

VP Area President

Department 01908 - HCI Allie Grossmann Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45,000 to 59,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

We are recruiting a postdoctoral scientist interested in pre-clinical and translational studies to help us study how membrane trafficking controls tumor-intrinsic mechanisms of immune evasion and tumor progression/metastasis. We use a variety of in vivo and in vitro models and perform discovery work with patient samples.

Potential postdoctoral projects include:

-Studying mechanisms by which vesicular trafficking machinery enable tumor cells to recruit suppressive immune cells to the tumor microenvironment.

-Investigating how ARF6-mediated recycling of surface proteins impacts tumor immune evasion.

-Investigating ARF6-dependent lipid, protein and nucleic acid cargo in tumor-derived extracellular vesicles and how this cargo alters the tumor immune microenvironment.

We value team work and a healthy work-life balance in beautiful Utah. The Grossmann Lab is located at the Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where we are part of an outstanding community of cancer biologists and immunologists. The Huntsman Cancer Institute is an NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with a vibrant and supportive research environment and access to state-of-the-art facilities, sitting right on the steps of the Wasatch Mountains.

Postdoc with a primary duty consisting research-related work. Required to meet FLSA threshold to be paid on a salaried basis, otherwise employment record will convert to hourly.

Retirement provided.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.Candidate should have a PhD in biology or related field. Knowledge or skill with routine cell culture, molecular biology and biochemical methods, and statistical analysis that is fundamental to a cancer research lab are required. Successful candidates will be highly self-motivated; capable of producing high-quality, reproducible results with appropriate controls; and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.


This position affords the opportunity to work in a vibrant and highly collaborative community at the HCI . In addition, postdoctoral scientists will be mentored in gross and histomorphologic phenotyping of in vivo models and in conducting studies with patient tissue samples. Dr. Grossmann is a molecular and surgical pathologist at ARUP Laboratories and an investigator at the HCI .

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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