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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please include the names of at least three references along with a curriculum vitae and list of publications.



Open Date 05/03/2017
Requisition Number PRN14120B
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? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area President
Department 00810 - Scient Comp & Imag Instit-Oper
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $55,000 - $65,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

ARUP laboratories and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah are offering a post-doctoral position in biomolecular data visualization. ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. The SCI Institute is an internationally renowned research institute specializing in scientific computing, image processing and analysis, and data visualization. ARUP and the SCI Institute are teaming to collaboratively create innovative methods and tools for the understanding of complex genetic information. An early focus of this work and the position offered is the creation of a visualization tool to display Copy Number Variation data (CNVs) detected by next generation sequencing (NGS) methods for clinical NGS laboratory testing. This work will result in novel and scalable software that enables efficient interpretation of copy number variants from high throughput NGS data by a domain expert.

We seek a highly talented and committed individual with a demonstrated ability to work independently and take on leadership in a multi-disciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will contribute to the world-class research and software development and have the opportunity to develop their research, publication, grants writing and presentation skills under mentorship from established faculty investigators.

How to Claim Vet Preference

Applicants claiming Veterans or Disabled Veterans preference must submit a photocopy of their DD-214 and complete the Utah State Veteran’s Preference Addendum.

Start date: Immediate

The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with the possibility of an extension based upon performance and availability of funding.

Benefits: The University of Utah offers a very competitive benefits package:

The SCI Institute: The SCI Institute is a world-class research institute located within the new Warnock Engineering Building on the University of Utah campus. We are a highly dynamic, driven group of over 200 faculty, staff, and students. The overarching goals of the SCI Institute’s scientific computing research are to create new techniques, tools, and systems, by which scientists may solve problems affecting various aspects of human life. We believe that to advance the state-of-the-art and create meaningful computational solutions for such complex systems, one needs to advance research in a number of areas within scientific computing, including: visualization, simulation, and modeling. Furthermore, for this algorithmic and software research to have a real impact outside of scientific computing and computer science, these components must be integrated with data and application specific knowledge within intuitive software systems, problem solving environments (PSEs) or “computational workbenches”. The SCI Institute presents a highly challenging, collaborative work environment that can be deeply rewarding for the right individual. Further information is available at

Minimum Qualifications

Position Requirements:
• Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, or a closely related field
• A track record of publications in visualization and in bioinformatics journals/venues; ideally in both.
• A passion for software engineering and for bridging the gap between science and industry.
• Experience with modern full-stack web development (JavaScript, Web Frameworks, Python, Databases)
• Experience with large software development projects is a plus

Non-Technical Skills:

Excellent oral and written communication skills are mandatory. A willingness to collaborate in a highly diverse, multi-disciplinary environment is also essential.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

Please include the names of at least three references along with a curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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

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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents