Job Information

University of Utah Post Doc Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/31/2023

Requisition Number PRN36774B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Research Associate

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

This job would start in January 2024

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 $56,484 - $61,744 Depending on Years of Experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The newly established Sensory-Perception Laboratory at the University of Utah is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to help build and run research projects in the lab starting in January 2024. The lab’s focus is on cortical mechanisms underlying the construction of conscious percepts based on accumulation of sensory evidence in the visual system. Primary methods include electrophysiology, optogenetics, imaging, behavioral training and measurement of psychophysical thresholds, computational modeling, advanced statistical analysis, anatomical tracing and histology, and both human and animal models including non-human primates. In addition, the lab is interested in understanding how disruptions of the visual system through aging, disease, or damage, particularly of the eye and retina, impact the function of those cortical mechanisms underlying perception. The Postdoctoral Researcher will run research projects related to the primary research goals of the lab, assist in the training and mentorship of junior lab personnel, apply for fellowships and grant funding, present at research conferences, write manuscripts for publication in academic journals, and help coordinate the day to day functions of the lab.


Minimum Qualifications

Requires a doctoral degree in neuroscience or related field. Expertise in electrophysiological recordings of the brain, programming in Matlab, advanced statistical analysis, and scientific writing are necessary. Experience with animal models of the visual system is preferred. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of receiving funding awards and publications in academic journals.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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