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


Open Date 11/19/2018

Requisition Number PRN18989B

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 Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range TBD

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Research in the Yang laboratory at the Moran Eye Center, University of Utah focuses on the disease mechanisms underlying hereditary retinal degeneration and hearing loss, cell biology of photoreceptors and hair cells, as well as treatments. We use mouse models and a combination of approaches in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, behavior, and various levels of microscopy.

We are studying Usher syndrome, the leading genetic cause of deaf-blindness, and early onset cone-rod dystrophy, a disease affecting both rod and cone photoreceptors during early childhood. Currently, no cures are available for both diseases.


Minimum Qualifications

This position is for a highly motivated individual with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and have a strong background and expertise in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology and/or neuroscience.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please email curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references to Dr. Jun Yang at

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.

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