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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)



Open Date 05/25/2016
Requisition Number PRN11332B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary

To Be Determined.

VP Area
Department 00246 - Human Genetics
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

The laboratory of Associate Professor Aaron Quinlan ( at the University of Utah’s Department of Human Genetics ( is seeking an experienced postdoctoral researcher. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for highly qualified candidates. This position is available immediately.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and collaborative community of computational, clinical and experimental scientists. The Eccles Institute of Human Genetics on the University of Utah Medical School campus in Salt Lake City, Utah lies at the interface between basic and clinical sciences, creating ample opportunities for collaborations with clinical researchers and easy access to high-valued clinical datasets. The institution is set on the Wasatch front in Salt Lake City and provides a unique recreational and geographical landscape that attracts a very diverse and productive scientific community.

We are committed to building a diverse laboratory and we strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

For more information please contact Aaron Quinlan at


The candidate will lead the application and development of computational methods to multiple ongoing studies of rare human disorders leveraging the power of family genetics.

The candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in collaboration with other groups at the University of Utah and other institutions; participate in the training of graduate students; interact with software engineers within the group; publish their work in peer-reviewed journals; and present their work in national and international meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have obtained her/his Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have: a background in genetics, experience exploring modern DNA sequencing datasets, and proficiency with UNIX and at least one programming language. Applicants should have a passion for solving complex problems and value collaboration and teamwork while also being able to work individually. A high degree of organization and professionalism is required.

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”). 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as specified in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  4. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  5. Research Statement
  6. Example of Research 1
  7. Example of Research 2
  8. Example of Research 3