Job Information

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


Open Date 03/06/2023

Requisition Number PRN34095B

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 50000 to 70000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Postdoctoral position in the Shcheglovitov Lab to study human brain development and

disease using stem cell-derived brain organoids

We are looking for a motivated and creative individual to join our group as a postdoctoral

research associate to study the development of functional neural circuits under normal and

pathological conditions using human stem cell-derived organoids (Wang et al., Nature

Communications 2022). We particularly welcome applications from recent/ready-to-graduate

Ph.D. students with backgrounds in cellular, molecular, or system neuroscience and substantial

experience with electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging. If you are interested in this

opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter briefly describing your research interests and

motivation to Dr. Shcheglovitov (

The following links provide more information about life in the Shcheglovitov lab and Salt Lake

City, Utah:

Shcheglovitov lab:


Relevant publications:

Yang et al., 2023: “Neurite outgrowth deficits caused by rare PLXNB1 mutation in pediatric

bipolar disorder” medRxiv:

Wang et. al., 2022: “Modeling autism-associated SHANK3 deficiency using human

cortico-striatal organoids generated from single neural rosettes” Nature Communications

Chiola, Napan, Wang et al., 2021: “Defective AMPA -mediated synaptic transmission and

morphology in human neurons with hemizygous SHANK3 deletion engrafted in mouse

prefrontal cortex” Molecular Psychiatry

Shcheglovitov A et al., 2013: “Shank3 and IGF1 Restore Synaptic Deficits in Neurons

from 22q13 Deletion Syndrome Patients”, Nature


Chiola et., 2021: “iPSC toolbox for understanding and repairing disrupted brain circuits in

autism” Molecular Psychiatry

Yang & Shcheglovitov 2020: “Probing disrupted neurodevelopment in autism using

human stem cell-derived neurons and organoids: An outlook into future diagnostics and

drug development” Dev Dynamics:


Minimum Qualifications


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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