Job Information

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

Open Date 06/25/2020

Requisition Number PRN23842B

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

9am-5pm with occasional evening and weekends depending on experiments

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00247 - Pathology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $52,704- $55,596 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pathology has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the immunology of malaria. The position will be based at the University of Utah School of Medicine, ranked among the top 30 public research universities in the nation with some work undertaken at the Centre Pasteur Cameroon in Central Africa. Work will be focused on the interaction of T follicular helper cells with germinal center B cells with a view to understanding factors that influence the generation of humoral immunity in malaria. The work will combine experiments in well-defined mouse models of malaria with analysis of human samples.


The person appointed to this position will be responsible for designing and executing experiments, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts, presenting data at National and International meetings and training more junior members of the laboratory in immunological techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in immunology or infectious diseases, or a closely related field and must have research experience in flow cytometry, cell culture, working with mice and other basic immunology techniques such as ELISA and ELISPOT . Experience with molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR and analysis of next-generation sequencing are desirable. The ideal candidate will have interest to pursue a career in the immunology of infectious diseases.


The ideal candidate has strong writing skills and enjoys working in a collaborative and multidisciplinary team.

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, ( 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.