Postdoctoral Researcher, Aston Lab, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

 

The Aston lab at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and self-driven postdoctoral fellow for a NIH-supported project to explore the genetic basis of male infertility and spermatogenic impairment. The project involves applying whole exome and whole genome sequencing approaches in large infertile cohorts of patients to identify putative causes of spermatogenic impairment. A primary role of the postdoctoral fellow will be to develop Zebrafish models to screen genetic variants suspected to underlie impairment. The Aston lab is associated with the Andrology and IVF labs and thus benefits from a wide array of research projects and a large research tissue repository. There are multiple opportunities for collaboration within the University setting and beyond.

 

The successful candidate will be capable of designing novel experiments and utilizing creative approaches for addressing important research questions related to the genetic and molecular aspects of male infertility. Applicants should have a strong record of first author publications from their Ph.D. work, experience with molecular techniques and skill in both written and verbal communication. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to Dr. Kenneth Aston at kiaston@utah.edu.