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Position/Rank DOQ

Department 00931 - Ob/Gyn Research Network


Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin Fall 2017


The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for an Investigator in perinatal epidemiology who shares our vision for excellence in women’s health research. The position will be based at The University of Utah School of Medicine, ranked among the top 30 public research universities in the nation.

Candidates are expected to have completed a PhD in social or biomedical sciences with demonstrated aptitude and passion for data-driven medical research and the ability to form and maintain effective collaborations. Successful candidates will have experience formulating and conducting research studies and publishing manuscripts with the expected ability to obtain external research funding within 2-4 years. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, this individual will have the opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the projects in which they are engaged. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and achievements.


•Development of testable hypotheses that will lead to fundable research projects to improve health outcomes in perinatal epidemiology

•Maintenance of data collection protocols to ensure consistent high quality data and record-keeping

•Performance of statistical analyses, including selecting the appropriate analysis procedure, setting up data for analysis, judging validity and reliability of data, designing and writing programs to perform analyses, and producing written reports on the result of the analyses

•Collaboration with research and clinical faculty to plan and develop research projects

•Preparation of grant proposals and original research publications

•Mentoring departmental research trainees

•Facilitation of intra and inter-departmental research meetings

•Promote collaborative research throughout the school of medicine, University, and other institutions


•PhD in social or biomedical sciences

•Demonstrated aptitude for women’s health research

•Prior research publication as first or senior authors in peer-reviewed journals

•Ability to obtain grant funding. Prior funding preferred, but not required

•Innovative and creative with the ability to conceive and implement original ideas

•Clear written and verbal communication skills

•Results oriented with a commitment to successful research outcomes

•Team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills

•Enjoys and is skilled at teaching / mentoring

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.

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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 priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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 07/20/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01790F

Type Faculty

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