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

Open Date 08/27/0021

Requisition Number PRN27495B

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 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $42,000 and $60,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

  • Post Doctoral fellowships to work on animal-based research into mechanotransduction in retinal glia. We plan to use electrophysiological, optical and molecular (including conditional KO mice) tools to understand the role of mechanosensitive ion channels in retinal glial biology, inflammation and glaucoma. These are a 2-4 year positions.

  • We will manipulate expression of TRPV4, Piezo and TREK -1 channels using molecular techniques, viral vectors and mouse genetics. Experience in electrophysiological techniques, specifically whole cell patch clamp is required, although experience in retinal neuroscience is NOT . The opportunity to learn molecular biological, biochemical and imaging approaches is available.

  • The Krizaj Laboratory is located at the Moran Eye Center, one of the premier vision research facilities in the country. We are a multidisciplinary group whose research includes both basic and applied topics, involving mechanosensing in the anterior eye, neurons and glia, with on-going collaborations within the University of Utah, nationally and internationally.


Minimum Qualifications

ONLY PhDs with experience in electrophysiological and/or single cell functional imaging will be considered.


  • Highly motivated, team players.
  • Solid publication record.
  • Experience with whole cell patch clamp recordings.
  • All levels of experience are welcome and salary is commensurate with experience

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please attach your CV which includes the name and contact information of at least two references ,

Questions please reach out to: david.krizaj@hsc.utah.edu

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.