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

Open Date 06/25/2020

Requisition Number PRN23842B

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

9am-5pm with occasional evening and weekends depending on experiments

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- $55,596 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Pathology has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the immunology of malaria. The position will be based at the University of Utah School of Medicine, ranked among the top 30 public research universities in the nation with some work undertaken at the Centre Pasteur Cameroon in Central Africa. Work will be focused on the interaction of T follicular helper cells with germinal center B cells with a view to understanding factors that influence the generation of humoral immunity in malaria. The work will combine experiments in well-defined mouse models of malaria with analysis of human samples.


The person appointed to this position will be responsible for designing and executing experiments, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts, presenting data at National and International meetings and training more junior members of the laboratory in immunological techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in immunology or infectious diseases, or a closely related field and must have research experience in flow cytometry, cell culture, working with mice and other basic immunology techniques such as ELISA and ELISPOT . Experience with molecular biology techniques such as quantitative PCR and analysis of next-generation sequencing are desirable. The ideal candidate will have interest to pursue a career in the immunology of infectious diseases.


The ideal candidate has strong writing skills and enjoys working in a collaborative and multidisciplinary team.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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.