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

Open Date 10/17/2016

Requisition Number PRN12681B

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 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 45,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A Postdoctoral Associate position is immediately available for Ph.D. or M.D. with expertise in neuroscience research in a laboratory in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah. Candidates with prior experience in studying neuron structure and function of mouse retina are specifically encouraged to apply.


Currently, two active research areas are ongoing in the lab. One project focuses on the development of retinal circuit. Another project focuses on the neuronal death and protection under retinal diseases. Additional information could be found on

Minimum Qualifications

Ideal candidate should have: 1) Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology or related science; 2) Good knowledge of neurobiology of retina and CNS ; 3) previous training in confocal imaging, immunochemistry, molecular biology and/or electrophysiology; 4) a history of relevant publications; and 5) capable of working independently with strong written, verbal, and communication skills.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Interested candidates should send a cover letter indicating their experience and interest in either or both of the projects, together with a CV and names of references to: Dr. Ning Tian at

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.

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