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


Open Date 09/12/2018

Requisition Number PRN18367B

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

M-F, 9-5pm.

VP Area President

Department 01158 - HCI Don Ayer Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range NIH pay scale, includes paid vacation and health benefits.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available in the Ayer lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute located in Salt Lake City.


PhD required in science field.

Our group is focused on how cell sense and a mount an adaptive transcriptional response to changes in glucose concentration. Our primary focus is the MondoA transcription factor and its functional cross talk with the Myc oncogene. Projects are available to investigate the biochemical mechanisms by which MondoA senses glucose 6-phosphate, interrogate the direct MondoA-dependent transcriptome, determine how MondoA and Myc control access to the genome and gene expression and elucidate the role of MondoA in vivo using orthotopic xenograft models. The ideal candidate is driven by the question “how does that work” and will bring a positive attitude, a passion for teamwork, and strong work ethic to the position. Prior training in cell biology, genomics or mouse models of cancer would be beneficial. The start date negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please apply at the human resources portal and include the contact information of three references.

Proof of PhD is a University of Utah requirement. Please attach a copy of PhD degree, transcript or letter 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”). 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.