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


Open Date 11/16/2015

Requisition Number PRN09998B

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?


Work Schedule Summary

To Be Determined.

VP Area

Department 00246 - Human Genetics



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Chow Lab in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. We study how genetic variation impacts basic cellular traits and disease outcomes by employing quantitative and functional tools in a variety of model organisms. We are looking for independent, motivated scientists interested in building creative research programs around: 1) Quantitative analysis of the role of genetic variation on the ER stress response; 2) Functional analysis of novel ER stress genes; 3) Analysis of background effects and modifier genes on Mendelian diseases; 4) Functional and network analysis of modifier genes. Postdocs will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that fit the general mission of the lab, with the ultimate goal of independence. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding group and vibrant department in the School of Medicine, with numerous opportunities to collaborate with clinicians and other basic science labs.

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Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in genetics, cell biology, genomics, or related field

2) Strong background in genetics

Desired Qualifications (one or more): 1) Experience with mouse or Drosophila 2) Experience withCRISPR/Cas9 and cell culture 3) Experience with RNAseq analysis 4) Knowledge of programming (e.g., R) 5) Knowledge of statistical methods

Application Materials: 1) Cover Letter detailing previous research and interest in our lab (1 pg max) 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Names and contact information of three academic references


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: .

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