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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)



Open Date 10/25/2017
Requisition Number PRN15572B
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 from 30 to 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range DOE
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

Postdoctoral and PhD student positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Katsu Funai at the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Center in the University of Utah. The trainees will contribute to NIH-funded biomedical research broadly focused on mammalian phospholipid biochemistry. Using cell culture and genetically-modified mouse models, the qualified candidate will study how mitochondrial membrane phospholipids contribute to metabolic health in multiple tissues.

Postdoctoral Fellow: The desired applicant will have a PhD in molecular biology or related field with experience in mouse metabolic phenotyping. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in mitochondrial biology or lipid biochemistry/mass spectrometry. During the first year in the laboratory the candidate will write individual postdoctoral fellowship applications to appropriate funding agencies.

PhD Student: The applicant will have a degree in biological sciences with prior laboratory experience in molecular biology. Preference will be given to those with experience in mouse handling.

Interested individuals should apply online and also send a cover letter describing their research interests, along with a current CV to The positions are available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications
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:

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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. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169