Job Information

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

Open Date 12/02/2020

Requisition Number PRN24840B

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 00219 - Neurobiology & Anatomy Labs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45000 to 70000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available studying odor coding and processing in the mouse olfactory system in the University of Utah Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. A major focus of the Olfactory Systems laboratory is understanding how the olfactory bulb encodes and processes information using a combination of optical and optogenetic tools, genetic and viral targeting of defined cell types, and electrophysiological recordings. Preparations include both anesthetized and awake behaving animals. The lab is well-equipped and funded to support a number of potential projects depending on interest and expertise.

Postdoctoral researchers will be part of a strong and growing community of systems- and cellular-level neuroscientists at the University of Utah, with excellent resources including multiple setups for in vivo two-photon imaging, whole-cell and multichannel extracellular recordings, optogenetics and fiber photometry. Salt Lake City also provides an excellent quality of life for those with a love for the outdoors and a modest cost of living. PhD graduates with an interest in sensory systems are encouraged to apply. Experience with in vivo mammalian neurophysiology and data analysis is important. Interested persons should send a CV and a brief e-mail to describing their interests and relevant experience.

Lab web site:


Minimum Qualifications


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


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”). 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.