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University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking highly motivated candidates for one or more postdoctoral research associate positions. The postdoctoral associate will have opportunity to participate in intramurally and extramurally-funded projects focused on improving the health of and achieving health equity among populations experiencing health disparities. Examples of projects include tobacco control and cancer screening/early detection among populations experiencing cancer-related health inequities. We seek applications from exceptional individuals in the areas of biobehavioral, clinical and/or translational, public health, and other areas relevant to health equity. Candidates with experience working with racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, and refugee populations are strongly encouraged to apply.The position is designed to prepare individuals for independent academic research careers. Individuals selected for this position(s) will have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications and share project investigator roles in a manner commensurate with their experience and effort.Salary level is competitive and in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act for postdoctoral researchers effective December 1, 2016, as well as the 2021 Kirschstein-NRSA salary schedule for levels 0-4. Additionally, the University of Utah offers a generous benefits package including a variety of medical plans and other important benefits including tuition reduction, a wellness program, and an employee assistant program.The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970, making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Currently ranked #2 in NIH funding in the 2020 Blueridge Report, the department comprises four complimentary divisions: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The department offers eight different graduate degrees, teaches medical students, and trains residents in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine optimizes quality of life through scholarship that advances health and wellbeing at home and in workplaces and communities. We value intellectual curiosity, a respectful working environment, integrity, collaboration, accountability, and excellence.The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of the PAC-12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries.University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. University of Utah Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of University of Utah Health. Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.