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.Responsibilities
- 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
Minimum Qualifications Preferences
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
- Responsibilities for all Judson-Torres lab members:
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
o Contribution to applications for external funding
- Additional responsibilities for post-doctoral positions:
o Mentoring junior personnel
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.