Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Utah, Faculty - Science - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
United States

Job Summary

The Bonkowsky lab ( in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow for studies on leukodystrophy disease gene pathophysiology and therapeutics discovery. The experimental model systems include mouse, zebrafish, and human (see paper by Strachan et al., 2017, Human Molecular Genetics).

The lab and setting are an innovative, well- equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding.

Initial employment contract is for one year (renewable) with standard NIH pay scale.



Performs research studies on leukodystrophy disease gene pathophysiology and therapeutics discovery.


Minimum Qualifications

PhD or MD/PhD. Strong background and experience in experimental sciences (such as molecular biology and/or biochemistry) is necessary. Prior experience in genetics, developmental biology, neuroscience, sequencing, programming, and imaging would be advantageous.



Candidates should be ambitious and independent with good communication skills and team mentality; and at least one first-author publication in a well-respected journal.



Benefited Staff


Special Instructions Summary

Applications should include a ½ page letter of description of their research interests and career goals, a CV, and the names and contact information of three academic references.


Additional Information


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’s 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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.


Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Research Statement

List of References


Optional Documents


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Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

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