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The Holmen lab offers a multidisciplinary training environment that includes biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and in vivo models. The lab comprises scientists in several different stages of their career training including research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, lab technicians, lab assistants and undergraduate students. The lab is exceptionally well equipped and is housed in the state-of-the-art Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). We are looking for focused, highly motivated people with an interest in Cancer Biology.

Postdoctoral Fellows

An externally funded postdoctoral fellow position is available. We are particularly interested in studying the mechanisms of melanoma brain metastasis with an emphasis on identifying targets for clinical translation. Current projects focus on the AKT pathway and downstream effectors that mediate this process. (Related publications: Cho et al. Cell Reports 2015; Kircher et al, Molecular Cancer Research 2019). We are also interested in studying the requirements for glioma development in the context of mutant IDH1. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and experience in at least one of the following areas: Cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, tumor biology, and/or mouse models. Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field.

Please apply online via the University of Utah website and send curriculum vitae and names of three professional references to:

Sheri Holmen, PhD,
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Graduate Students

The lab admits graduate students through the Molecular Biology program administered by the University of Utah.

Lab Technicians

A lab technician position is not currently available. Please check back for future opportunities.


We typically admit students through the BioURP and SRI programs at the University of Utah, but you may also contact Dr. Holmen directly at