Job Information

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

Open Date 07/10/2020

Requisition Number PRN23899B

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, with some occasional evening and weekend work.

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 to $55,596

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position to study innate immune signaling pathways and inflammation is available immediately in the Microbiology & Immunology Division, University of Utah, Department of Pathology.

In previous work we identified key negative regulators of Toll-like receptor signaling pathways, which are essential for protection from inflammatory diseases ( PNAS 2009, PMID : 22011580; PNAS 2016, PMID : 27671649, JCI 2019, PMID : 31033479).

The goal of this project is to reveal the signaling mechanisms and genes controlling TLR biology, and their impact on in vivo immunity and inflammation. The long-term goal is to identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention in inflammatory human diseases.


The project provides an ideal opportunity for fellows who are interested in (i) innate immunity and inflammation regulation, (ii) molecular mechanisms of signal transduction, applying cutting edge protein identification/ interaction analyses, such as quantitative MS and (ii) regulation of innate immune effector functions, in vitro and in vivo.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD and/or MD degree in Biochemistry, Biology or Immunology. The ideal candidate should have expertise in molecular biology and protein analysis and, preferably, experience with animal (mouse) models and in vivo experimentation.


For more information related to the lab, the breadth of resources at the University of Utah and the stunning environment of Salt Lake City/ Utah please see:

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please submit Cover Letter + CV (including publication history and three professional references) with online application.

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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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.