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University of Utah Research Associate: Mitochondrial Bioenergetics in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/18/2022

Requisition Number PRN29402B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate: Mitochondrial Bioenergetics

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 36000 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs work on research projects under minimal supervision.

Oversees the scientific design, conduct, and interpretation of experiments.

Responsible for presenting results and publishing manuscripts.

Manages instruments for mitochondrial phenotyping and performs assays for Dr. Funai’s laboratory.


1. Performs independent laboratory projects under supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Katsu Funai.

2. Performs high-resolution respirometry and fluorometry experiments to phenotype mitochondrial bioenergetics.

3. Directs specialized and complex lab experiments in cell culture and mouse studies.

4. Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.

5. May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel.

6. May supervise the care and experiments of research animals.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline in a related field plus two years of experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.