Job Information

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


Open Date 08/31/2018

Requisition Number PRN18253B

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00235 - Infectious Disease

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A post-doctoral fellow position is being opened for research in molecular virology at the University of Utah – School of Medicine. NCI / NIH -funded projects focus on the host-pathogen relationship between oncogenic herpesviruses and the host cell. Particular areas of interest are host restriction of virus reactivation, EBV and KSHV RNA -binding proteins involved in gene regulation, virus chromatin interactions and drug discovery targeting EBV and KSHV proteins.


The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to planning experiments and writing manuscripts and grant applications in addition to carrying out bench research. An ability to work in a team environment is also important. The successful candidate will have skills and recent experience with cloning, cell culture, sequence analysis, and RT- PCR . Recent hands-on experience with deep sequencing, protein expression, immunoassays ( ELISA and Western Blot), herpesvirology, and the analysis of large datasets would be very helpful. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. The job will require preparation of manuscripts for publication, regular presentations at group meetings, assistance with reports and grant applications, and collaboration with other scientists and clinicians in the field.

Minimum Qualifications


A Ph.D degree and experience in virology is required. See above for desirable 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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Director/ Title IX Coordinator

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