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University of Utah Post Doc Veterinary Translational Research Fellow in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/14/2021

Requisition Number PRN25059B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Post Doc Veterinary Translational Research Fellow

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

Dependent on lab schedule. May include weekends and holidays.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00251 - Physical Med & Rehab - Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Commensurate with experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks a driven individual for a two-year Veterinary Research Fellowship in Translational Science. Successful candidates will be integrated into a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. The collaborative team focuses on developing novel models and therapeutics in the field of spinal cord and brain injury. The program combines training in translational research with graduate-level courses at the University of Utah and seeks those with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation manages a large animal translational research portfolio centered around translational models relevant to critical care, surgical management and rehabilitation. Our program seeks to identify therapeutic targets and validate the use of novel therapies to improve patient outcomes.

The Veterinary Translational Research Fellowship is a 2-year program combining hands-on research and graduate work through a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. The candidate will be immersed in a collaborative team that spans across various Departments and Divisions. Fellows will work closely with investigators from the Emergency Medicine Division and the Department of Radiology. A mentoring team will be identified based on the individual applicant’s goals and skill set.


Successful applicants will be expected to:

●Provide project oversight

●Manage regulatory matters such as Institutional Animal Care and Use protocols

●Facilitate research meetings

●Plan and manage experiments alongside administrative staff

●Obtain, organize, and analyze data

●Present at least one abstract a year at a national or international meeting

●Submit at least two manuscripts during the duration of the program

●Complete graduate course requirements to obtain a Master in Science in Clinical Investigation

●Participate in grant writing and submission

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred qualifications/skills include a DVM or equivalent, and previous research experience. Candidates should thrive in a collaborative environment, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to collaborate with large research teams.


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”). 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.

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