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

Open Date 08/06/2021

Requisition Number PRN27226B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

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

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01916 - C-MIIND

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50000 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Dr. Garland is seeking fellows with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Work, Health Psychology, Nursing, or a related discipline. Applicants must have good scientific writing skills with a solid publication record, clinical research experience, and strong quantitative data analytic skills.

This is a temporary position that will end 12/01/2022.

Responsibilities

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biobehavioral Clinical Research on Mindfulness as a Treatment for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

Eric Garland, PhD, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C- MIIND ) and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah, is seeking postdoctoral fellows to support federally-funded, biobehavioral clinical research on mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain and opioid misuse at C- MIIND , which currently oversees more than $40 million in grants funded by the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), Department of Defense ( DOD ), and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute ( PCORI ). In particular, fellows will help conduct randomized clinical trials (RCTs), ecological momentary assessment ( EMA ) research, and psychophysiological studies of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement ( MORE ), a manualized intervention for addiction, stress-related conditions, and chronic pain. For additional information on MORE and current research, see www.drericgarland.com. The position is for a one year postdoc.

As a major research and teaching university—and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education—the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship, professional practice and teaching are observed. The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, providing ready access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development at the University of Utah has a number of excellent research facilities, including the state-of-the-art Bridge Training Clinic, consisting of four therapy rooms with one-way mirrors and videotaping capacity for behavioral observation and coding, as well as a complete psychophysiological laboratory for assessment of neurocognitive and neuroaffective mechanisms of therapeutic change.

Responsibilities: Postdoctoral fellows will assist with the following duties: a) clinical and psychophysiological data collection (autonomic, EEG , and fNIRS measures); b) manuscript preparation from existing clinical, psychophysiological, and ecological momentary assessment ( EMA ) datasets; c) for candidates with a clinical background, delivering mindfulness, CBT , and other behavioral interventions to study participants; d) data analysis; and e) study coordination and recruitment as needed. Fellows will also have opportunities to coauthor multiple scientific articles from existing primary datasets and write federal grants leveraging the resources and interdisciplinary connections, which extend into Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, Oncology, Public Health, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, among other departments.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferences

Applicants with clinical experience (e.g., mental health, addiction, and/or chronic pain populations), previous experience with mindfulness, ecological momentary assessments ( EMA ), psychophysiological data collection/analysis (e.g., EEG , HRV , fMRI, eye tracking, etc.), and/or previous study coordination experience on Federally-funded studies will be given preference.

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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

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.

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