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University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/01/2021

Requisition Number PRN27875B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000 to 65000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity ( HOPE ) at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, led by Dr. David Wetter, is seeking applicants for multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions.

The Center for HOPE conducts community-engaged clinical, population, and implementation science research that focuses on health inequities, behavioral risk factors, cancer and chronic disease, infectious disease, screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science biomedical informatics and mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status, and rural/frontier. Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in multiple NIH , PCORI , CDC , and ACS funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Intervention studies include tobacco cessation treatment engagement, HPV vaccination, COVID -19 vaccination and testing, and other screening and health risk behaviors, primarily among patients who receive medical care from community health centers. Treatment approaches being investigated by our team include health information technology at the point of care, smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, and health care system changes. Innovative assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies, ecological momentary assessments, and GPS / GIS . Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials ( SMART ), Micro-Randomized Trials ( MRT ), and longitudinal cohorts.

The program is designed to prepare Scholars for independent academic research careers. The Center for HOPE provides unusually rich opportunities in community-engaged research, and the successful candidates will join an established research team with a large portfolio of federally-funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. They will join an active and engaged cadre of peer scholars. Scholars are responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator to plan, organize, direct, implement, and manage all aspects of the Center’s research and clinical projects. Scholars will have publication and grant-writing opportunities, and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. For interested candidates, there are outstanding opportunities for further developing quantitative analysis and statistical expertise via workshops, courses, and with our collaborators across campus. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping scholars obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K, F, and R01 awards. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

The University of Utah encompasses both the flagship university and the health sciences campus for the state, competes in the Pac-12 conference, and is the largest research intensive institution in the Mountain West. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and an affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 35% minority (22% Latinx), has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ+ residents among U.S. cities, and almost 1 in 5 residents were born outside the U.S.

It is strongly preferred that candidates have a doctoral degree in public health, behavioral science, or other relevant social or population science. We will begin reviewing applications in October 2021, and highly encourage applications by November 24, 2021, although we will review applications after that date as well.

Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should include the following in their application:

1. Cover letter describing their research interests in health inequities and implementation, population, and/or clinical science; research experience; and, experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

2. Curriculum Vitae

Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112



Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.