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


Open Date 09/19/2016

Requisition Number PRN12435B

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 hrs per week

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

To Be Determined.

VP Area

Department 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 40000 - 55000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This is an exciting Postdoctoral position available for a motivated scientist to study mechanisms associated with abnormal angiogenesis in ocular diseases. The main opportunities in the laboratory include investigating mechanisms of vascularity and abnormal angiogenesis using both rat and mouse models of oxygen-induced retinopathy. Part of this position will involve researching literature, animal model experiment design, collection of data, and analysis through capillary density and quantification of features from retinal flat mounts, western blotting, real-time PCR , molecular biology and gene therapy techniques, in vitro work, transfection and creation of mutants for cells, cell isolation, in vivo imaging using Micron IV and spectral domain optical coherence tomography, functional analyses with electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry with double labeling, data analysis, preparation and reports.

The post-doctoral fellow will have opportunities to write articles, grants, IACUC requests and amendments, and participate in lab safety reports. There will be opportunities to attend educational seminars at the John A. Moran Eye Center, throughout the School of Medicine and at the University of Utah. Presentation at research meetings and to contribute to scientific articles as co-and/or first author is expected.


1.Candidates will have direct reporting to the Principal Investigator

2.Demonstrate effective communication skills ; present research at national meetings and author manuscripts for publication in scientific journals

3.Collaborate with Research Assistant Professor, with other Postdoctoral employees and with other laboratory technicians

4.Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD and proven research experience in experimental design with controls. Preference is for individuals with molecular, cell culture and animal experience and with experience in ophthalmic research.


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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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

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