University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/27/2018

Requisition Number PRN16699B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 9-5pm.

VP Area President

Department 01171 - HCI Douglas Grossman Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 35,000 to 55,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Work relates to investigating tumor-suppressor genes in melanoma. Must have expertise in molecular biology. Experience working with mice is desirable. PhD in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline or equivalency required: knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, materials and substances. Skilled in the use of laboratory equipment, ability to create and analyze statistical calculations and prepare reports required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.



1.Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research and recommends modifications as needed.

2.Performs tests and procedures using laboratory equipment.

3.Monitors and assists with purchasing of laboratory supplies and materials.

4.Conducts literature reviews to obtain abstracts and information to be utilized in research.

5.Makes statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing results.

6.May supervise the care of research animals; perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.

7.May oversee the operations of student course experiments in a laboratory setting


Problem Solving. This position assists senior laboratory personnel in planning methods and techniques. Work requires exercising independent judgment and basic theoretical knowledge of the applicable science. This position may include limited supervision of entry-level laboratory personnel, who may refer sensitive or unusual situations to the incumbent. If incumbent cannot find a resolution, the situation is referred to the supervisor. Work is performed in accordance with the supervision of senior laboratory personnel and through periodic conferences with superior. The preferred candidate should have a PhD or higher degree in Biology or a related field. Previous laboratory experience in a molecular biology, biochemistry, histology or a related- field is highly desirable. The applicant should have a good working knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, as well as basic computer skills.

Minimum Qualifications


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated initiative, curiosity and dedication to scientific research as well as the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experimental duties include, but are not limited to:PCR-based genotyping, mouse dissection, preparation and analysis of histopathological samples, cell culture, microscopy, cell biology, as well asDNA,RNA, and protein isolation and analyses. The successful individual will also be responsible for laboratory maintenance and organization tasks.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

The University of Utah requires proof of PhD. In the ‘applicant document- other’ field, please attach a copy of proof of PhD.

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.