Job Information

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

Open Date 03/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN25612B

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-Friday, 8:30am – 5pm, with some evening and weekend hours as needed.

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 - $56,712

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position will be available starting July 1, 2021 with Dr. Keke Fairfax in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine.

The successful postdoctoral fellow will contribute to projects understanding the epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of metabolic reprogramming induced by Schistosoma mansoni infection, as well as S. mansoni antigen discovery. This is an NIH funded position. Our laboratory uses state of the art approaches to interrogate how the parasite reprograms host immunity and metabolism.

The successful fellow will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, and analysis in a mouse model and mouse handling is required. The project will involve collaboration with colleagues at University of Utah as well as those at other Universities. The postdoc will be expected to work with all collaborators and to supervise undergraduate students assisting with the research.

Category 1 Position: Required to be on campus to support department functions.


1. Perform laboratory experiments in mouse model of Schistosoma mansoni infection.

2. Performs laboratory research as directed by the supervisor and manage experiments on live mice, primary mouse cells, cell lines, and tissues to support mechanistic studies and validation of novel findings.

3. Analyze data, maintains a detailed research record and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work

4. Maintains familiarity with scientific literature and applies knowledge to research projects.

5. Contributes to general laboratory maintenance. Orders supplies and materials needed for research and manage relevant animal lines.

6. Maintains the physical environment of the lab and a safe research environment.

7. Assist in the training and mentoring of other laboratory personnel such as graduate students and technicians

8. Attends laboratory meetings, present data, and participates in discussions

9. Coauthors research publications and presents research at conferences

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires a Ph.D., expertise in at least one of the following areas: cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, metabolism, and/or immunology. Along with a willingness to learn the needed skills to be successful in the project. Knowledge in flow-cytometry, confocal imaging, cell culture, and next generation sequencing are preferred. Excellent communication skills (speaking and writing English), and a track record of publication in English language journals are required.


The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to communicate objectives and results.

Applicants that include a brief description of project ideas related to our recently published work will have priority.

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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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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.