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University of Utah MSK Health Outcomes Research Scientist (Rank/TBD) in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank MSK Health Outcomes Research Scientist (Rank/TBD)

Department 00269 - Orthopedic Surgery Operations

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin Fall 2018


The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a position as a MSK Health Outcomes Researcher. The faculty rank and track will be determined based on the chosen candidate’s qualifications. The incumbent will be part of a dynamic and successful research team as an integral part of an outstanding academic department.

Eligible candidates will have earned a relevant doctoral degree (PhD/DrPH/equivalent) and have demonstrated expertise in health outcomes research, health services research, and/or population health research with a particular focus in musculoskeletal health and orthopaedic care and patient-reported outcome measures. Expertise with PROMIS and orthopaedic-specific outcome measures is strongly desired. Successful candidates are expected to have established excellent research and academic credentials and be strongly positioned to rapidly compete for extramural grant opportunities.

This will be a full-time research appointment with some teaching opportunities within a department with vigorous clinical, research, and training programs. There are extraordinary opportunities for collaboration with the clinical and basic science programs in the department and with University-wide outcomes research efforts. Potential sources of collaboration within the latter include the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Health Systems Innovation and Research Program within the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine.

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.

Submit an application, cover letter and CV to the following individual via the link found below.

Darrel S. Brodke, MD

Louis and Janet Peery Presidential Endowed Chair

Professor and Sr. Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs

Department of Orthopaedics

University of Utah School of Medicine

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 08/01/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02053F

Type Faculty

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