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University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc in Retinal Neurobiology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/27/2021

Requisition Number PRN27496B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc in Retinal Neurobiology

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

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 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,000 to $56,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Applicants are invited to apply for NIH and VA funded POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS in Retinal Neurobiology laboratory. We are interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms, which regulate the formation of retinal synaptic circuitry. Available projects involve the investigation of (1) the formation and regulation of synaptic circuitry of the retina, and (2) neuroprotection of retinal neurons under disease conditions using morphological, physiological, imaging, and genetic approaches and mouse models.

Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated and with solid background in retinal neuroscience. Although specific experimental approaches will be taught during the postdoctoral training, the candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas would be preferred: immunohistochemistry, high-resolution microscopy (such as confocal, two-photon imaging), in vivo or ex vivo retinal neurophysiology (such as patch clamp, calcium imaging, in vivo ERG , in vivo OCT ), mouse retinal disease models (such as ONC , and glaucoma), image-based analysis, programming in FIJI , Imaris, or Igor.

Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Utah enjoy a competitive salary structure and benefits package. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of Utah nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/


Minimum Qualifications

Must have your PHD .


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Interested candidates can submit informal inquiries to Ning Tian ( ning.tian@hsc.utah.edu ) or submit an application by providing a: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) brief statement of research interests, and (3) contact information for three references. The positions are open until suitable candidates are found.

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.