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
Department 00244 - Neurology
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 20000 to 45000
Open Until Filled Yes
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.
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
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.