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University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 04/05/2021

Requisition Number PRN25736B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

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 00219 - Neurobiology & Anatomy Labs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 35000 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A Full-Time Research Associate position is available in the Shcheglovitov Lab in the Department of Neurobiology. The lab studies genetic neurodevelopmental disorders using human stem cells and stem cell-derived neurons and organoids. The goal of our research is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms disrupted in these disorders. The Research Associate will be responsible for performing different molecular biology, cell biology, and imaging experiments with cultured human cells. The successful candidate should have an advanced degree (MS, MD, PhD, or PharmD) and at least 5 years of experience working in a research lab.

Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.

U of U Health Academics Faculty and Staff: All employees necessary for the direct on-site support of clinical operations, patient care, and essential research activities if they are healthy without COVID -19 symptoms.


•Maintain cultured cells

•Perform genotyping

•Perform PCR , qRT- PCR , and gel electrophoresis

•Perform Western blot

•Perform immunostaining

•Perform imaging

•Report results to the group

Minimum Qualifications


•MS, MD, PhD, or PharmD

•At least 5 years of experience working with cultured cells

•At least 5 years of experience with molecular biology/cell biology/imaging techniques

•Excellent communication skills

•Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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”). 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.