Post Doctoral Fellow Biology/Microbiology (18059B)

Salt Lake City, Utah
$40,000 to $47,000
August 24 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Post Doctoral Fellow Biology/Microbiology (18059B)

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 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 position offers an excellent training opportunity to conduct research in an attractive, dynamic research environment with outstanding resources. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related areas. If interested, please contact Dr. Olga Baker, University of Utah School of Dentistry. Email

University of Utah Job ID# PRN18059 – 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

COMPENSATION: $40,000 to $47,000

WORK SCHEDULE Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
(This position involves some travel to national and international scientific conferences.)


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 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.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.