University of Utah Structural Biologist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/08/2016

Requisition Number PRN11447B

Job Title Post Doctoral Research Assoc

Working Title Structural Biologist

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 00121 - Chemistry



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45,000-55,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

DEPARTMENTOFCHEMISTRY,UNIVERSITYOFUTAH. We are currently seeking a structural biologist to support theUSTARSynthetic and Medicinal Chemistry Core Facility. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry structural biology and relevant experience in protein biochemistry, protein purification and crystallization. Must have conducted research that may be shared during the interview process. Function well within multidisciplinary teams and possess outstanding communication skills. Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.


Candidates will work closely between laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry to solve structures of small-molecule / protein /RNAcomplexes. Candidates will also be encouraged to mentor students at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in biochemistry / structural biology


Experience with CryoEM is highly desirable.

We are looking for energetic team players that will interface with highly interdisciplinary groups of researchers within the University of Utah and with local industry, thus candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

This position is dependent on funding and is a one year renewable term. Please include a research summary with job submission.

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.