University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/21/2018

Requisition Number PRN17592B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

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

Monday through Friday with occasional weekends as required for various projects

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01502 - Department of Biochemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 48432 to 55308

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available at the University of Utah School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry. Looking for a candidate with a background in Metabolism and Transcriptional Regulation to study adaptive thermogenesis in the liver. We are broadly interested in understanding how cells sense energy and initiate transcriptional programs to adapt to nutrient availability. We use genomic, biochemical, and mouse genetics to study the energetics of cold adaptation. This position provides an excellent opportunity to transition into an independent faculty position. Opportunities for competitive T32 training grants are available. Resources available to complete studies in lipid biochemistry, isotopic tracing, mass spec analysis, and genomics. There are opportunities to present at international meetings, and postdocs receive guidance from faculty advisory committee. This position provides an excellent opportunity to grow scientifically and work with a dynamic group of investigators studying metabolism and cellular energetics.


The candidate will be responsible for overseeing a research project, carrying molecular biology experiments, and analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data. During the first year in the laboratory the candidate will write individual postdoctoral fellowship applications to appropriate funding agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

The desired applicant will have a PhD in molecular biology or related field with experience in mouse metabolic phenotyping and cell biology.


Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, cloning, western blotting, and cell culture is preferred.

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.

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