Job Information

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

Open Date 04/15/2019

Requisition Number PRN20192B

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 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The candidate will join ongoing projects funded by the NIH , with the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, electrophysiological and genetic approaches. We plan to use electrophysiological (whole-cell recording), optical ( EMCCD camera-based and 2-photon imaging) and molecular (conditional KO mice, shRNA and AAV -based expression of reporter proteins) to understand the functions of mechanosensitive ion channels in retinal neurons and glial cells. Another goal is to protect retinal ganglion cells against neurodegeneration and inflammation in glaucoma.


Experimental and conceptual contribution to the work in the lab, manuscript and grant writing. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications

Only candidates with experience in electrophysiological and optical methods will be considered. Experience in neuroscience is NOT required however motivation, a solid publication record, good command of the English language and interpersonal skills are required.

Candidate must have PhD diploma.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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”). 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.