Job Information

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


Open Date 01/23/2024

Requisition Number PRN37506B

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 00276 - Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $52,704 - $57,456 based on NIH scale

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Hong Lab in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy and the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute at the University of Utah is seeking for innovative, energetic, and motivated postdoctoral scientists to work on NIH -funded research focusing on understanding basic mechanisms of cardiac metabolism and heart failure using cellular and animal models to develop novel therapies for heart failure.


Responsibilities include exploring new mechanistic regulation of membrane microdomains in normal and failing cardiomyocytes using imaging and biochemical analysis, studying cardiomyocyte metabolic dysregulation in animal models of HFrEF and HFpEF, developing new therapies using both in vitro and in vivo biochemical approaches, and using multiple rodent and large animal models of HFrEF and HFpEF to explore the rescue ability of such treatment. Detailed training activities include laboratory animal handling, cell culture, fluorescent confocal imaging and super-resolution imaging as well as TEM imaging, and protein and molecular biology techniques. Other academic activities include writing original research manuscripts and grant applications, preparation and delivery of poster and oral presentations at local and national scientific conferences, and mentoring research interns and associates.

Minimum Qualifications


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, or related Biomedical Science field or an equivalent doctoral degree is required. Previous experience in cardiac metabolism and/or cell biology, and/or animal models of heart failure are preferred but not required.

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.

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