Job Information

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


Open Date 10/29/2021

Requisition Number PRN28227B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

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 U of U Health - Academics

Department 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000.00, based on experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Moran Eye Center is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Vinberg laboratory. Potential projects include, but are not limited to, studying light signaling in the human retina and/or retinal remodeling and plasticity during photoreceptor degenerative disease. Approaches include electrophysiology, live Ca2+/glutamate imaging and optogenetic methods. The research will be conducted at the John A. Moran Eye center at the University of Utah in a large wet lab, custom-build dark rooms that include patch clamp, live cell/tissue imaging, ex vivo ERG and MEA setups. Candidate will have a unique access to fresh human eye tissue suitable for ex vivo physiological studies of the human central and peripheral retina. We have also many genetically engineered mouse lines including ones suitable for optogenetic studies as well as facilities to house more mouse lines if needed. We will provide state-of-the-art technical resources and comprehensive mentoring in the Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences department that is ranked among nation’s top 10 with an active basic and translational vision science community. PI is also active in the highly regarded Neuroscience Program and Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Utah. In this environment candidate will be exposed to nation’s top scientists not only in vision science but also in neurobiology. Candidates are expected to design and conduct research, write grants and papers, and present their work in conferences. Individual career development plan will be created based on the candidate’s own career preferences.


Minimum Qualifications

PhD preferably in the field of neurobiology. Prior experience in vision science and live cell imaging and/or electrophysiology and/or computational approaches is preferred but not an absolute requirement.


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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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.