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


Open Date 06/23/2017

Requisition Number PRN14601B

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

M-F with occasional weekends as needed by the lab.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20,000 to 50,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Postdoctoral position is available for motivated scientists to study the molecular and genetic mechanisms controlling liver glucose regulation in the laboratory of Amnon Schlegel (Karanth et al. 2016 Cell Rep 15,2745 ). Research goals are focused on using genetic and physiological approaches in zebrafish and mammalian systems to elucidate the basis for liver glucose regulation in fasting. This project utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that employs live imaging,RNAanalysis, protein analysis, blood and tissue chemistry, enzymatic assays, metabolomics, functional genomics and mammalian cell culture.


1.Candidates must be able to perform self-directed research

2. Collaborate with scientists externally and internally

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

4. Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students

Minimum Qualifications

PhD or MD and proven research experience in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry. The applicant will have demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment as evidence by at least one first-author publication in a PubMed-indexed scientific journal. Applicant must be eligible for USNIH-based training grant and fellowship support.


Prior experience with transcription factor biology, bioinformatics, cell culture, mouse and zebrafish lipid metabolism

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”). 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.