Job Information

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


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN37471B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Associate

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 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a post-doctoral position in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. The post-doc will have the opportunity to participate in basic and applied research focused on public health emergencies, particularly infectious disease emergencies. They will have the opportunity to work with faculty in both public health and epidemiology working on one or more projects focused on infectious disease emergencies, including developing modeling tools to help public health agencies prepare for and respond to such emergencies.

Position is for one year with possibility of renewal for multiple years. The position is designed to prepare individuals for independent academic research careers. Individuals selected for this position will have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications and share project investigator role in a manner commensurate with their experience and effort.


  • Candidates must be able to perform self-directed research as well as work well with the PI and related project teams
  • Collaborate with research faculty in the Division of Public Health and the Division of Epidemiology.
  • Collaborate with faculty across the institution
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills: present research at national meetings and author manuscripts for publications in scientific journals
  • Author and/or co-author intramural and extramural research grants.
  • If needed, provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students as part of the research team

Minimum Qualifications


Candidates must possess a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or equivalent) in epidemiology, public health, or a related field. Strong quantitative analytical and writing skills are required. Research experience in infectious disease emergencies or public health systems is preferred. Experience in SAS , R, or Stata is required.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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