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


Open Date 02/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN16221B

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 through Friday 8am to 5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

One funded postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Professor Rena D’Souza at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. The D’Souza laboratory is a well-established research group that studies craniofacial development and genetics. More recently, small-molecule, protein and antibody replacement therapies have been used to correct craniofacial defects in utero. We are broadly interested in translating the mechanism of restoring molecular equilibrium in signaling pathways during tooth and palate development.


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should hold a recent Ph.D. in biological sciences or biochemistry, with a thorough knowledge of developmental biology, genetics, molecular biology and cell culture techniques.


Preference will be given to applicants with strong research experience in gene expression analysis and mouse genetics.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please provide a complete CV and names and contact information of three references in your application.

Any question regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Rena N. D’Souza,DDS, MS, PhD


School of Dentistry

University of Utah

530 Wakara Way

Salt Lake City, UT 84108


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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.