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University of Utah Academic Neonatologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Academic Neonatologist / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00859 - Pediatric Neonatology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin July 2022 or later


The Division of Neonatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has immediate openings for Academic Neonatologists. The Neonatologist will provide clinical care for neonatology patients, and will share in night call and weekend responsibilities. Initial expectation is approximately 16-18 weeks of clinical service time annually. Clinical activities will be carried out at each of the Division’s three Level III /IV Newborn Intensive Care Units (University Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center). Active clinical programs include ECMO , whole body hypothermia, NeuroNICU, perioperative care and all aspects of neonatal critical care. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration/service, as well as advocacy.

The Neonatologist will be expected to pursue scholarly research including individual or collaborative research, grant development and written/oral presentations of research, with mentoring support. Opportunities for collaborative research exist within the Division, as well as throughout the medical school and University for bench, translational and clinical areas of investigation. Currently, our Division is a member of the Neonatal Research Network.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and must possess the required skills to conduct research activities. Experience and/or interest in simulation modeling is preferred. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical track.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact Brad Yoder, M.D. at

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U 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 our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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.


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 and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/16/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02487F

Type Faculty

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