Job Information

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

Open Date 12/17/2020

Requisition Number PRN24945B

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 55,000-65,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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 by Dr. Angela Fagerlin and Dr. 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.

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 Intermountain 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. The University of Utah is strongly committed to the training and mentoring of scientists that are underrepresented in science and medicine.


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


Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


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 to Dr. Fagerlin (

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.