Job Information

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

Open Date 09/30/2020

Requisition Number PRN24466B

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 8am-5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000 to 65000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah’s Population Health Sciences and the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (Center for HOPE ) at Huntsman Cancer Institute is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Scholars in Health Inequities (2-3 year appointments). Foci include health inequities, behavioral risk factors, screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status individuals, and rural populations. Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in NIH , PCORI , and ACS funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Treatment approaches include smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, cognitive behavioral interventions, and health care system changes. Assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies, ecological momentary assessments, and GPS / GIS . Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials ( SMART ), Micro-Randomized Trials ( MRT ), and longitudinal cohorts.

The program is designed to prepare Scholars for independent academic research careers. Scholars will have numerous publication and grant-writing opportunities, and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. For interested candidates, there are outstanding opportunities for developing quantitative analysis and statistical expertise via workshops, courses, and with our collaborators across campus. Leadership training is also available. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

The Center for HOPE provides unusually rich opportunities in community-based and clinical research. Scholars will join an active and engaged cadre of peer scholars and will be mentored by Drs. David Wetter and Cho Lam. The mentoring teams have exceptional track records of helping Scholars obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K and R01 awards.

The University of Utah encompasses both the flagship university and the health sciences campus for the state, competes in the Pac-12 conference, and is the largest institution in the entire Mountain West. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and a very affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ+ residents among U.S. cities.

Applicants should include the following in their application:

Cover letter describing their research interests in health inequities and research experience;

Curriculum Vitae

We will begin reviewing applications in November, 2020 and highly encourage applications by November 20, 2020, although we will review applications after that date as well.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, or other relevant social or population science. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

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.