University of Utah Post Doctoral Research Assoc in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/14/2013

Requisition Number PRN03923B

Job Title Post Doctoral Research Assoc

Working Title Post Doctoral Research Assoc

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

VP Area

Department 00244 - Neurology



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 45000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Neurodegenerative Disorders Laboratory at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in animal modeling of cerebellar ataxia. The Neurodegenerative Disorders Laboratory is well-funded byNIH, and other funding sources. We seek a highly motivated PhD in a related medical science who is interested in carrying out research on characterizing animal models of spinocerebellar ataxias with the ultimate goal of testing hypotheses on molecular mechanisms of cerebellar ataxias as well as novel ataxia therapeutics.


The post-doc will plan, design, and conduct experiments that are related to the project. Experiments may involve classical cell and molecular biology techniques, including cloning, transfection, cell culture assays, molecular profiling and in vivo testing in mice and rats.

The duties and responsibilities of the post-doc are:

1) Design experiments related to project hypotheses and objectives

2) Conduct research for the project including contributing to animal husbandry and genotyping as needed

3) Prepare and submit abstracts and manuscripts for publications

4) Supervise/train technicians and students involved in the project when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should be highly motivated, have a Ph.D., a strong background in biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology, and a strong publication record. Outstanding communication skills and excellent references are required.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.