Job Information

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


Open Date 09/20/2022

Requisition Number PRN32381B

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 60,000-68,000 DOQ

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Dr. Tom Greene, Professor in theDivision of Biostatistics ( in theDepartment of Population Health Sciences ( ( PHS ),University of Utah School of Medicine ( , is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow who will develop and apply Bayesian methods to incorporate surrogate endpoints in the design and analysis of clinical trials of chronic kidney disease. This work will be performed within a multidisciplinary collaboration involving academic research groups, industry and regulatory agencies.

The Department of Population Health Sciences is a hub for education, investigation and methodological expertise in population health. Through a diverse faculty in three Divisions (Cancer Population Sciences, Biostatistics, and Health Services Innovation & Research), we provide 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 healthcare delivery system. Through our research, education, and community engagement activities, we promote patient-centered healthcare 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 sexual orientation—have the opportunity to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. The department is highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative, and we seek post-doctoral fellows who will thrive in this environment

About the Division of Biostatistics

We are a tight knit entrepreneurial group of five faculty. We address important biomedical problems through deep collaborations with researchers at the University of Utah and beyond. We have deep connections with the Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Internal Medicine, the Division of Pediatric Critical Care within the Department of Pediatrics, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Veterans Administration, and Intermountain Healthcare.

Division faculty conduct methodological research that is motivated by the problems we encounter during our collaborations. We have an internationally diverse PhD student body, who receive training both in the classroom and through mentored collaboration. We are surrounded by large databases that can be used to address important scientific questions. For example,

· The Utah Population Database ( UPBD ) is the world’s largest resource for tracking diseases in families, with more than 11 million people in large, multigenerational pedigrees, linked to tens of millions of medically relevant records.

· The Enterprise Data Warehouse ( EDW ) contains data extracted from many of the institution’s disparate source systems, including patient, visit, clinical, operational, financial, and research data. It contains data on more than 2.5 million patients.

· The Veterans Administration (VA) Informatics and Computing Infrastructure ( VINCI ) provides researchers with access to all VA electronic health data and additional unique data sets, covering over 9 million Veterans, and high powered cloud computing infrastructure and tools.

Work Environment

The Department of Population Health Sciences is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our mission: research, education, and service. We have an activediversity/equity/inclusion ( committee, and policies to ensure diversity of leadership roles and inclusion of all members of our department.

The Department of Population Health Sciences is one of 23 departments in the School of Medicine in the Health Sciences Campus. 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. The Health Sciences Campus is home to 23 Institutes and Centers including The Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ; our NCATS funded CTSA ), the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Center for Medical Innovation, and the Utah Center on Aging.

The University of Utah and Department of Population Health Sciences is committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. The goal is to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all faculty, staff, and trainees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.

Facts about University of Utah and Utah

Utah is known for stunning natural wonders, including five National Parks, and world-class recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. The University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and offers an exceptional research and teaching environment. The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. It is a diverse and vibrant city and is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 11th highest proportion of LGBTQIA+ residents among U.S. cities. It is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offer ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including nine ski resorts within an hour of campus. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods, great schools, restaurants, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation.


The scholar will be expected to collaborate with the multidisciplinary research team on the development of new methodology and in applications related to surrogate endpoints. The scholar will be encouraged to write first authored papers and present results at national and international meetings.

Minimum Qualifications


A Ph.D. in Biostatistics or a related discipline is required at the start of the fellowship.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Required materials:

· Letter of interest (cover letter)

· CV

· Research statement

· List of three references

· Exemplar publication or pre-pub that highlights relevant expertise

Questions about this position should be directed to

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


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.