Job Information

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


Open Date 08/19/2022

Requisition Number PRN31940B

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 00276 - Pharmacology and Toxicology

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

Seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform mechanistic studies for the characterization of inflammatory and cell death pathways involved in the initiation and progression of solid tumors. PI Mei Koh’s lab focuses on the identification of new therapeutic strategies that exploit the inflammatory and hypoxic tumor microenvironment. While some degree of freedom is expected, the candidate’s project will include characterizing the role of the NFκB pathway in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma as well as high throughput screens for novel therapeutic targets.

1. 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 (College of Pharmacy) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


Candidates must possess a PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular pharmacology or related field. Candidates should have high proficiency in general cell biology and molecular biology techniques including cell culture, molecular cloning, western blots, PCR , and cell viability/reporter assays. Experience in animal handling/surgery is desirable but not essential. Candidates should be organized, able to work independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative research environment. Fluency in English is required. Candidates should be eligible to work in the USA .

Responsibilities include:

1) Perform laboratory experiments, which may include cell culture, molecular cloning, western blotting, PCR , animal handling/surgery, and protein purification.

2) Plan and execute experiments, perform data analysis, have ability to work independently and as part of a team.

3) Present data in group meetings, and at local and international meetings.

4) Supervise lab technicians and students.

5) Prepare manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications

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


Expertise in cancer signaling pathways and mouse models of cancer.

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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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.