Job Information

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


Open Date 09/27/2022

Requisition Number PRN32461B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

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

Monday-Friday 8-5

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 02171 - Education Program and Trainees

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000-65000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in shared decision making and risk communication, funded by an American Heart Association fellowship. The primary objectives focus on shared decision making in oral anticoagulation and atrial fibrillation with an emphasis on understanding and improving the health care communication and decisions made by both patients and clinicians. However, other related opportunities for research will be available.

The Fellowship will train fellows for independent academic research careers. Fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on study inception, be productive manuscript writers, and apply for their own grants.

A breadth of resources and collaborative support will enable fellows to build their own research programs. For interested candidates, there are opportunities to develop qualitative as well as quantitative and statistical expertise. Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

The fellowship is led byDr. Angela Fagerlin ( andDr. Elissa Ozanne ( . The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH , PCORI , NSF , and VA awards.

TheDepartment of Population Health Sciences ( provides methodological expertise and infrastructure to advance capacity for impact-driven research and support clinical professionals in providing better patient and population-oriented care in an increasingly complex health care delivery system. Through our research, education, and community engagement activities, we promote patient-centered health care and the delivery of evidence-based health innovations that improve population health and reduce health disparities within our community. Through high impact research, we strive to contribute to a world where all individuals—regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexuality—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek staff members who will thrive in this environment. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all employees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities.


Qualifications include a doctoral and/or professional degree in related fields (i.e., medicine, pharmacy, psychology, public health, epidemiology, or other relevant social or population science). For PhD candidates, all requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. No citizenship requirement. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit:

(1) Cover letter

(2) CV

(3) Detailed statement of research interests (submitted through the “Research statement” attachment)

(4) Statement addressing current and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service (submitted through the “Applicant document – Other” attachment)

(5) Writing sample

(6) Three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the letter writer) to

Questions should be addressed toDr. Fagerlin ( .

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


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.