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

Open Date 08/30/2021

Requisition Number PRN27479B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

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 00279 - Medicinal Chemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 45000 to 55000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Diehl laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and energetic postdoctoral research associate to develop fluorescent probes for the detection of DNA damage-associated protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) and the use of these probes as imaging and drug screening tools. Duties will include organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, fluorescence assays, DNA cloning, protein expression and purification, cell culture, and light microscopy.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (College of Pharmacy) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


Minimum qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field is required; knowledge of complex laboratory techniques, equipment, terminology, materials, and substances.

Skilled in the use of laboratory equipment, ability to keep a detailed record of work and manage personnel required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required; a track record of publication in English language journals.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


1. Performs laboratory research as directed by the supervisor and works with the supervisor to design and carry out experiments

2. Analyzes data and maintains a detailed research record

3. Orders supplies and materials needed for research

4. Contributes to general laboratory maintenance and general reagent production as needed

5. Maintains the physical environment of the lab and a safe research environment

6. Assists in the training and mentoring of other laboratory personnel such as graduate students and technicians

7. Attends laboratory meetings, presents data, and participates in discussions

8. Coauthors research publications and presents research at conferences

Minimum Qualifications


Experience in organic synthesis and peptide synthesis is preferred but not required.

Background in protein modifications is preferred but not required.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Letters of recommendation (no more than three) will be requested from candidates at the interview stage.

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.