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


Open Date 01/08/2024

Requisition Number PRN37335B

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 President

Department 01462 - HCI Sheri Holmen Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Holmen lab offers a multidisciplinary training environment that includes biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and in vivo models. The lab comprises scientists in several different stages of their career training including research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, lab technicians, lab assistants and undergraduate students. The lab is exceptionally well equipped and is housed in the state-of-the-art Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ). We are looking for focused, highly motivated people with an interest in Cancer Biology.

An externally funded postdoctoral fellow position is available. We are particularly interested in studying the mechanisms of melanoma brain metastasis with an emphasis on identifying targets for clinical translation. Current projects focus on the AKT pathway and downstream effectors that mediate this process. (Related publications: Cho et al. Cell Reports 2015; Kircher et al, Molecular Cancer Research 2019). We are also interested in studying the requirements for glioma development in the context of mutant IDH1. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and experience in at least one of the following areas: Cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, tumor biology, and/or mouse models. Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing hope through research, education, and care. With over 1,800 employees and 170 faculty researchers, including HHMI and Damon Runyon Foundation Awardees, HCI maintains 200 clinical trials and over $93 million invested in cancer research. HCI is part of The University of Utah Health Care System, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 by the University Healthcare Consortium for quality among all academic medical centers in the United States.

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HuntsmanCancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve – which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming – with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission and this position.

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Develop and carry out research laboratory experiments on defined specific aims; troubleshoot and customize experimental tools to respond to research questions; generate clear and timely records of experimental work; analyze data; present research results at meetings and prepare manuscripts for publication; assist Dr. Holmen with grant applications; prepare figures of data generated; attend research seminars and review relevant scientific literature on a regular basis; oversee junior team members and assist in training when requested.

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

Candidates should have recently received a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree or be close to obtaining their doctoral degree

with experience in cancer biology. Experience in melanoma, molecular and cellular biology and mouse genetics is



Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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