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

Open Date 08/07/2019

Requisition Number PRN21581B

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- Friday with occasional weekends as required for various projects.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00220 - Anesthesiology - Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50,000 or DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Taylor is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the recurrence of chronic pain in mouse and rat models. We focus our investigations on neuroimmune interactions and epigenetic changes in the peripheral and central nervous systems. The research project involves single cell and tissue slice electrophysiological characterization of cell/cell interactions in the cortex and brain stem, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation of these circuits in vivo, characterization of the consequence of these manipulations using various pain behavior assays in transgenic mice and rats, IHC , virus vectors and cell based approaches.

Responsibilities

Duties include experimental design, data analysis, manuscript writing, performing rodent surgical procedures, behavioral testing, collection and preparation of samples and obtaining staining and molecular data. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to present at national and international scientific conferences and to apply for funding.

The position may work with live animals, human/animal tissue and/or blood, viruse/pathogens, biohazardous chemicals and materials, sharp implements, and radioactive materials depending on the research conducted.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology or related biomedical science fields. Experience in electrophysiology approaches is required. They must have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate should have documented success in research, including publications in international journals on relevant topics. Compensation is dependent upon the qualifications of the applicant. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferences

Experience and proficiency with rodent surgeries, pain research, in vivo imaging or electrophysiological recordings is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Candidates should apply on-line to this position. Please include in the documents area:

1.Cover letter and personal statement that describes your scientific interest and research experience

2.A current CV

3.Reference list (at least 3)

If you have further questions, please email Dr. Norman Taylor (norman.taylor@hsc.utah.edu) with “Postdoc Position” in the subject line.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.

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.

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