Job Information

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


Open Date 11/04/2021

Requisition Number PRN28361B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50,000 to 55,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Trajectories of Resilience, Community, and Health ( TORCH ) Lab within the Division of

Epidemiology (Dept. Internal Medicine) at the University of Utah, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on epidemiological and outcomes research studies examining long-term outcomes of traumatic brain injury. The incumbent will have access to amazing data resources from the Long-term Impact of Military Relevant Brain Injury Consortium ( LIMBIC ) prospective longitudinal study and phenotype study ( ) and analytic and mentor support from LIMBIC investigators. For additional information on the TORCH Lab please see our\_programs/torch/ .


Doctoral training in a relevant discipline.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate and research experience in neuroscience, epidemiology, psychology, nursing, physical therapy, outcomes research, demography or other relevant discipline. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as proficiency in scientific writing (e.g., manuscripts and assisting with grant applications).

Candidates must have a PhD and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Applicants must be able to work effectively in a team environment as this position involves working closely with data managers, statisticians and content area trained faculty mentors who will guide the research projects.


a.Involvement in research using existing LIMBIC prospective longitudinal study data.

b. Involvement in research using LIMBIC phenotype longitudinal (DoD-VA health system) data.

c. Working with TORCH Lab investigators on various aspects of the manuscript development and submission process, including literature review and scientific writing.

d. Write manuscripts from existing studies as primary author and submit them to scientific peer reviewed journals.

e. Initiating and facilitating the process of institutional review board approvals, research clearance protocols and other administrative approvals required for the funded grants.

f. Presenting at scientific conferences, seminars and workshops that enhance and give exposure to new areas of research or technical expertise.

g. Acquiring the necessary training, practical experience, and knowledge to become an independent clinical investigator.

h. Potentially apply for funding on state, federal, and foundation grants.

j. Ensuring that all research activities are conducted in a legal and ethical manner, following the required guidelines of the University of Utah and VA SLC health care system.

Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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, ( 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.