Job Information

University of Utah Academic Neonatologist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

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 FY2024


The Division of Neonatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an opening for an Academic Neonatologist. The Neonatologist will provide clinical care for neonatology patients including shared night call and weekend responsibilities at each of its three Level III /IV Newborn Intensive Care Units (University Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, and Intermountain Medical Center). Active clinical programs include transfusion medicine, neonatal hematology, ECMO , whole body hypothermia, NeuroNICU, perioperative care, and all aspects of neonatal critical care. Initial expectation is approximately 18 weeks of clinical service time annually.

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. The Division is a member of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Of specific interest are individuals with interest and/or experience in point of care ultrasound, simulation training and education, telehealth, and clinical research. Teaching consists largely of supervising and training neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students during inpatient service and clinics. Participation in weekly Neonatal Grand Rounds didactic presentation is expected. Cross service teaching with other faculty, fellows, and multiple other levels of health care providers may also be available, depending on the expertise and interests of the individual. Specific interest in simulation modeling is desirable.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, with excellent procedural and clinical skills, 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 in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and 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 foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

Salt Lake City is a rapidly growing, vibrant city in the Intermountain West, with a nationally recognized broadway theater, ballet, symphony, and several professional sports teams. The Salt Lake International Airport is a hub for Delta Airlines and has direct flights to many North American cities and daily direct flights to multiple European cities. Outdoor activities are unparalleled: the city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned red rock landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five national parks (with five more within a half-day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, picturesque lakes, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at .

Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact Robin Ohls, M.D., Division Chief of Neonatology, 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/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 07/18/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03337F

Type Faculty