Job Information

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


Open Date 06/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN26434B

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 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $53,760 - $65,292 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Exciting NIH -funded opportunity is available in the Hartnett’s Lab for a post-doctoral Research Associate who has interest in translational research in retinal angiogenesis. Our laboratory works on models of human disease associated with abnormal retinal or choroidal angiogenesis. We use molecular biology, genetic models in mice, cell culture and study signaling mechanisms related to angiogenesis, employing pharmaceutical and gene therapy approaches. Our lab is part of the Moran Eye Center working alongside other researchers and clinicians. As part of the University of Utah we are able to take advantage of its core facilities and collaborate with other researchers and industry.

Post Doc Research Associates will have the opportunity to attend educational seminars at the John A. Moran Eye Center and present work at national or regional conferences. Prior experience with animal model experimental design, confocal microscopy, western blotting, real-time PCR , gene therapy and other molecular biology and biochemistry techniques is advantageous.


1. Candidates will report directly to the Principal Investigator

2. Demonstrate effective communication skills; present research at national meetings and author manuscripts for publication in scientific journals

3. Collaborate with other laboratory personnel to execute aims of grants

4. Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD and proven research experience in experimental design with controls. Preference is for individuals with molecular, cell culture and animal experience preferably in ophthalmic research.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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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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.