Job Information

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


Open Date 02/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN33858B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Research 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 00196 - Health & Kinesiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,000-67,000 - Max: DOE and NIH post-doctoral salary scale

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Neuromechanics and Applied Locomotion Laboratory at the University of Utah is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to work on a funded research study investigating the effects of concussions on reactive balance, postural control, dynamic control of gait stability, and musculoskeletal injury risk in collegiate athletes and the general population. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Peter Fino, and in close collaboration with Dr. Lee Dibble, faculty in the Department of Neurology, and the University of Utah Athletic Training staff.

To apply, please submit the following information combined into a single PDF :

1. Cover letter describing research interests and alignment with the proposed projects

2. CV

3. Names and contact information of three references.

Please directly email your application or any questions about the position to with the subject line “Application for Postdoctoral Fellow”.

Utah is the west at its best! The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Salt Lake City region has four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a Delta hub with direct flights to most major US markets and numerous international cities. There is easy access to hiking, biking, camping, and exploring in nearby canyons and in the spectacular red-rock country of southern Utah. Ten National Parks are within a day’s driving distance of the University. Salt Lake City also offers professional symphony, ballet, modern dance, opera and theater performances, art galleries, world-class restaurants and professional sports.


Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following preferred qualities:

· Programming experience ( MATLAB preferred, Python, R)

· Advanced knowledge of wearable inertial sensors, including the processing and analysis of raw data

· Experience conducting human subject research in populations with impaired neuromuscular control

· A track record of journal publications and/or demonstrated interest in neuromuscular control of movement, locomotion, postural control, biomechanics, concussions, or brain injury

· Knowledge and ability to independently implement statistical analyses

· Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

· Ability to excel in both team and individual environments

· Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Minimum Qualifications


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



· A PhD in a relevant discipline, such as kinesiology, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or rehabilitation science

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.