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


Open Date 12/01/2017

Requisition Number PRN15807B

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

Monday through Friday with occasional weekends as needed by the lab

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range DOE and budget constraints

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the molecular and genetic mechanisms regulating iron metabolism, and specifically, how iron dysregulation causes hematological and neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes. This project utilizes a multidisciplinary approach employing transgenic mouse models, functional genomics,RNAanalyses, proteomics, metabolomics, mammalian cell-culture and immunological technologies.


Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

1. Performs self-directed research under minimal supervision as well as working as part of a team

2. Assists the Principal Investigator in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.

3. Makes statistical calculations and analyzes data

4. Maintains mouse colonies and isolates animal tissues

5. Drafts manuscripts for scientific journals and presents work internally and externally at conferences

6. Assists with training of junior staff and students

7. Orders lab supplies and manages daily lab operation

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have a PhD or a MD in Biology, Chemistry or in a relevant field with significant laboratory experience in molecular biology. The candidate will have demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment as evidence by first-author publications in scientific journals. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as the ability to make statistical calculations, analyze results, prepare manuscripts and perform specialized assays are required. The candidate should be highly motivated and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required.


Preference will be given to candidates with experience in molecular biology and transgenic mouse models

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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