Post Doc Res Assoc (18656B)

Salt Lake City, Utah
October 15 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Williams Lab within the Division of Microbiology and Immunology (Department of Pathology) at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an opening for a hard-working and talented Postdoctoral Research Fellow. We are home to a thriving immunology community in the beautiful mountain west, with a strong commitment to both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scientific training (

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with other world-class investigators, develop your skills as a research scientist, and take the next important step in your career

This exciting opportunity will provide a chance to utilize cutting edge models of in vivo immune responses to infections and solid tumors.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN18656B- 00247 - Pathology

COMPENSATION: $48,432.00 to $51,324.00/Annual

WORK SCHEDULE: Full time, 40 hours per week, Day; Monday – Friday, or as needed


This research position will continue our lab’s focus on the in vivo differentiation of T cells in response to infectious pathogens and tumors, with a particular emphasis on the differentiation events that lead to the formation of long-lived immunological memory (Immunity 2013; PLoS Pathogens 2014; Science Immunology 2018).

We have opportunities for research using both mouse models and human tissues, and have access to the state-of-the-art equipment and resources necessary for cutting edge immunological, molecular and biochemical studies.

This position will give you the unique chance to actively develop and drive research projects focused on understanding the in vivo biology and function of T cells.

Additional areas of focus include the connection between TCR signaling and T cell fate, differentiation programs that drive memory T cell formation and the parameters controlling T cell effector function and localization in vivo.

The candidate will be expected to work creatively and independently, keep up with relevant literature, interact with others in the lab, present work when possible, write grants, manuscripts and protocols, help with lab upkeep, and design, execute and analyze experiments.

The ideal candidate will use this position as an opportunity to develop the skills and credentials needed to be an independent researcher in academia or industry.


Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD degree with a strong background in immunology research, including the use of flow cytometry, mouse models and molecular cloning techniques. Additional experience in the generation and bioinformatic analysis of large data sets, including next gen and single cell sequencing, is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.


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