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University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted September 17, 2020
Salary $52,704 - $64,008  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job details
$52,704 - $64,008 a year
Full Job Description

The Judson-Torres Lab is a part of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Departments of Dermatology and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. The open position provides an opportunity for postdoctoral training in a vibrant and highly collaborative setting. The work seeks to advance our understanding of the tumorigenic potential of individual cells during melanoma initiation and progression. This will entail the design and execution of experiments as well as the presentation of key findings in internal and external forums such as campus seminars, international meetings and in published form. There will be opportunities to develop leadership and independence along lab related research themes. The position will commence on or before September 1st, 2020.

The Judson-Torres Lab looks to principles of diversity, inclusion, equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression to inform our development, training, collaborations and offerings. Through these efforts, we aim to both improve and promote within our own group and the broader community, awareness of and appreciation for differences including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability.

The Judson-Torres Lab at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is looking for a highly motivated PhD level researcher to study cellular heterogeneity in normal and cancerous mouse and human skin. Additional project details are available on our lab website (www.judsontorreslab.org).

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 HCI if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

  • PhD in molecular biology, cellular biology or a closely related field
  • Research experience in standard molecular and cellular biology techniques
  • Ability to design and execute controlled experiments independently
  • Responsibilities for all Judson-Torres lab members:
o Day-to-day management of projects in consultation with the principal investigator including development of hypotheses relevant to the themes of the lab, procurement of materials, development of experimental approaches, execution of experiments, detailed record keeping, analysis and reporting
o Participation in lab upkeep and organization
o Participation in maintaining a collegial, collaborative, and inclusive lab environment
o Participation in biweekly lab meetings and seminars
o Collaboration with/facilitation of other researchers in the lab
o Participation in lab compliance with university, state and federal guidelines
  • Additional responsibilities for post-doctoral positions:
o Contribution to applications for external funding
o Mentoring junior personnel
Minimum Qualifications Preferences

Experience in one or more of the following areas: mouse models of melanoma initiation and progression, investigating human or mouse skin and melanocyte biology.

Type Benefited Staff Special Instructions Summary

The University of Utah requires proof of PhD. Please attach a copy of proof of PhD in Applicant Document -Other field.

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