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


Open Date 08/13/2018

Requisition Number PRN18055B

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 Academic Affairs

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The postdoctoral fellow hired for this position will provide research support for mathematical and computer modeling projects in support of public health decision making for healthcare epidemiology, within the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The postdoctoral fellow will work on one or more funded projects aimed at improving our understanding of healthcare transmission dynamics and modeling interventions to reduce healthcare associated infections in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Within this scope, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to focus on theoretical and applied modeling topics of interest, including network epidemiology, antibiotic resistance and stewardship, strain competition, vaccine immunology, modes of transmission, environmental contamination, and optimal intervention strategies for individual facilities and regional healthcare networks.


1. Provides support for scientific literature search and synthesis of reviewed literature

2. Assists in designing, analyzing, and interpreting mathematical models and computer simulations according to project needs

3. Prepares and communicates research results in written and oral summary

4. Works collaboratively with supervisor, other project team members, and funding organizations in supporting project needs

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires expertise in mathematical modeling and computer programming with a minimum of a PhD degree, good writing, communication, and time management skills, and an ability to effectively work within a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please include a research statement in a cover letter.

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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