Job Information

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

Open Date 09/16/2020

Requisition Number PRN24320B

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 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 02035 - HCI Robert Judson-Torres Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 52,704 - 64,008

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Judson-Torres Lab is a part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Departments of Dermatology and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. The open position provides an opportunity for postdoctoral training in a vibrant and highly collaborative setting. The work seeks to advance our understanding of the tumorigenic potential of individual cells during melanoma initiation and progression. This will entail the design and execution of experiments as well as the presentation of key findings in internal and external forums such as campus seminars, international meetings and in published form. There will be opportunities to develop leadership and independence along lab related research themes. The position will commence on or before September 1st, 2020.

The Judson-Torres Lab looks to principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression to inform our development, training, collaborations and offerings. Through these efforts, we aim to both improve and promote within our own group and the broader community, awareness of and appreciation for differences including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability.

The Judson-Torres Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is looking for a highly motivated PhD level researcher to study cellular heterogeneity in normal and cancerous mouse and human skin. Additional project details are available on our lab website (

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at HCI if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.



•PhD in molecular biology, cellular biology or a closely related field

•Research experience in standard molecular and cellular biology techniques

•Ability to design and execute controlled experiments independently


•Responsibilities for all Judson-Torres lab members:

oDay-to-day management of projects in consultation with the principal investigator including development of hypotheses relevant to the themes of the lab, procurement of materials, development of experimental approaches, execution of experiments, detailed record keeping, analysis and reporting

oParticipation in lab upkeep and organization

oParticipation in maintaining a collegial, collaborative, and inclusive lab environment

oParticipation in biweekly lab meetings and seminars

oCollaboration with/facilitation of other researchers in the lab

oParticipation in lab compliance with university, state and federal guidelines

•Additional responsibilities for post-doctoral positions:

oContribution to applications for external funding

oMentoring junior personnel

Minimum Qualifications


Experience in one or more of the following areas: mouse models of melanoma initiation and progression, investigating human or mouse skin and melanocyte biology.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

The University of Utah requires proof of PhD. Please attach a copy of proof of PhD in Applicant Document -Other field.

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.