Job Information

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


Open Date 03/30/2023

Requisition Number PRN34394B

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 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program

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

The Rowley Lab is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctoral Scientist to join their team within the platelet and thrombo-inflammation group at the University of Utah. The candidate will research how genetics and genomics influence platelet function, bleeding, and clot formation. The candidate will be responsible for developing and utilizing cutting-edge CRISPR /Cas9 approaches in primary human hematopoietic progenitors to evaluate gene functions and the effect of genetic variants in blood cells, including platelets and megakaryocytes. This will involve designing and conducting high throughput functional assays and pooled library screens followed by validation of findings in cell culture and mouse models. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to prepare themselves for academic or industry success through presentations, publications, grant writing, and exposure to a diverse range of scientific techniques and collaboration opportunities.


Design and execute CRISPR /Cas9-based experiments in primary human blood cells to evaluate gene functions and genetic variants in blood cells

Develop, optimize, and analyze high throughput functional assays and pooled library screens

Help with the validation of candidate variants and genes in mouse models

Analyze data using relevant software and present findings in internal and external meetings

Contribute to scientific publications and grant proposals

Collaborate with other members of the team and assist with training lab members

Maintain detailed laboratory notebooks and ensure compliance with laboratory safety guidelines

Present at relevant scientific conferences and meetings to stay current with the field.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in a relevant field (e.g. genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field)

Strong background in molecular biology techniques and cell culture.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge of CRISPR /Cas9 gene editing technology and its applications.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Experience with flow cytometry, lentivirus production, and mouse models preferred.

Prior experience with hematopoietic cells and/or platelet biology is a plus.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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