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Post Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Oral Biology or a related discipline.
University of Utah

Date Posted Mar. 11, 2019
Title Post Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Oral Biology or a related discipline.
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department School of Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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A NIH-funded postdoctoral research position with full benefits is available in the Baker Lab at School of Dentistry University of Utah. The primary objective of this position is to study epithelial inflammation towards developing novel treatments to treat and cure hyposalivation.

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Oral Biology or a related discipline. A strong background in molecular biology and imaging techniques as well as peer-reviewed publications are required. Ideally, the candidate will have additional expertise in more than one of the following areas: confocal microscopy, electrophysiology, protein expression, high-throughput screening, assay development, protein detection/quantification, and cell signaling.

Responsibilities will include development and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of results, and working with collaborators and other members of the research team at the University of Utah. Applicants must be self-motivated, methodical, detail-oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

The U is only minutes from rugged mountain bike trails and downtown amenities. Situated at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in the state’s capital city, campus benefits from and contributes to the rich cultural history and sophisticated metropolis allure of Salt Lake City. We are one of the best in the nation at creating startup companies based on student and faculty research. This is indicative of the innovative and industrious thinking found across campus and in classrooms. Whether it’s lectures, concerts, museums, gardens, or Broadway-quality theatre, campus is chock full of exciting things to do nearly every day of the year. Attractions include the Natural History Museum of Utah, Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theatre, Red Butte Garden, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Finally, the U is big enough to have resources, small enough that we’re open to outside ideas. Collaboration is in the DNA of the researchers that call Utah home, and we know that combining ingenuity with dedication can create a sum that is far grander than its parts. Working together in a rich clinical environment opens extraordinary opportunities for bringing discoveries-whether basic science or population-based-toward improving the health of people.

  • 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 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.

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  • Olga Baker
    School of Dentistry
    University of Utah
    383 Colorow Dr. Room 289A
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108


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