Job Information

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

Open Date 10/05/2020

Requisition Number PRN24484B

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

Full time.

VP Area President

Department 01885 - HCI June Round 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 Round Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is looking for a highly motivated PhD level researcher to to study prophages found within Clostridia bacteria. We have published that Clostridia are important gut bacteria to protect from obesity and metabolic syndrome. Using metagenomic sequencing we have identified the expression of several prophage elements.

The Round Lab is a part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Department of Pathology 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 interaction between the microbiota and the immune system as it applies to obesity and metabolic syndrome. 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 Jan 1, 2021 .

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, microbiology or immunology

•Research experience in a breadth of standard molecular and cellular biology techniques

•Ability to design and execute well controlled experiments independently

•Working with bacteriophages


•Day-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

•Contribution to applications for external funding

•Participation in lab upkeep and organization

•Participation in lab compliance with university, state and federal guidelines

•Participation in biweekly lab meetings and seminars

•Mentoring junior personnel

•Collaboration with/facilitation of other researchers in the lab

Minimum Qualifications


Experience working with bacteriophages is preferred

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

The University of Utah requires proof of PhD. Please attach a copy of proof of PhD in field: Applicant document- other.

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.