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


Open Date 09/19/2023

Requisition Number PRN36434B

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

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 $50,836 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

One NIH -funded postdoctoral position in the Angelucci Lab at the University of Utah is immediately available to study visual cortical processing in non-human primate models. The lab ( ) is currently investigating the anatomy and physiology of inter-areal feedback projections, and of inhibitory circuits, in primary visual and early extrastriate cortex. Methods employed include 2-photon imaging, optogenetics, multi-synaptic viral-vector tracing ( TRIO ), and multi-channel electrophysiology in both acute and behaving primates (macaque and marmosets). The lab is also involved in novel tool development with collaborators in electrical engineering and computer science.

Persons interested in developing careers as independent investigators are encouraged to apply. In general, candidates should hold a PhD in neuroscience, bioengineering, physics, computer science, psychology, or similar disciplines. A background in vision research is desirable although not required. The ideal candidate would have experience with one or more of the following: (1) In-vivo 2-photon imaging of mammalian cortex and quantitative analysis of imaging datasets; (2) Neuroanatomical techniques, including conventional tracer and viral vector injections, histological processing of tissue, immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization, and analysis of anatomical data; (3) Electrophysiological recordings in anesthetized or awake behaving preparations (particularly marmosets), and related quantitative analysis and computational modeling. Strong programming and quantitative skills (Matlab, Python, or C) are required for all positions, but particularly for those in imaging and physiology.

Salt Lake City is an affordable mid-sized city and hub of the mountain west. Although traditionally known for its close proximity to world-class skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking in the nearby Wasatch mountains, the city is rapidly growing and boasts burgeoning cultural, artistic, and culinary scenes. 5 National Parks all lie within a 4-hour drive of Salt Lake, and Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are less than 90 minutes by air.

Candidates with an interest in this position should send their CV and statement of research interest to:


Minimum Qualifications


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.

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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