Job Information

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

Open Date 03/24/2020

Requisition Number PRN23547B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

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

Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01720 - PHS - HEALTH SYS INNO & RSRCH

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

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medication Use and Outcomes, Pharmacoepidemiology, and Comparative Effectiveness Research

Post-doctoral fellowship available starting immediately at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Division of Health System Innovation and Research, in the Department of Population Health Sciences. The fellowship provides multidisciplinary, advanced training to researchers and clinicians, and prepares fellows for positions in in academia, the pharmaceutical or insurance industries, consulting, and government.

Fellows will engage in analyses of cardiovascular and antihypertensive medication use using data from randomized trials, cohort studies, large claims and electronic health records to conduct epidemiologic, pharmacoeconomics studies and comparative effectiveness research, with activities funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ( NHLBI ) and the pharmaceutical industry.

This is a 2-year fellowship with the possibility for renewal for an additional year. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to apply multivariate predictive approaches for treatment effect heterogeneity and individualized predictions of treatment effect of antihypertensive medications. They will also have the opportunity to apply causal inference methods to implement a new-user, active comparator design to estimate medication effects in an observational analysis. The multidisciplinary team including pharmacists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, cardiologists, health services researchers, economists, as well as other clinicians, on projects that study hypertension and cardiovascular medication use and outcomes.

This position will provide an opportunity to conduct pharmacoepidemiology studies with multiple data sources, including randomized trials, cohort studies, national survey data, and administrative claims and electronic health records.

Training includes mentored research, grant-writing, publication, presentation, and teaching experiences; it may also include coursework in comparative effectiveness research, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, modeling, methods, and health services research. This position involves working closely with on-campus and external partners.

Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits.


Strong quantitative skills are required. Experience with research and/or training, and excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills are desired. A PhD in a health-related discipline is desired (epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmaceutical outcomes research, biostatistics, or related fields), but those with health science doctorates (MD, PharmD, DNP , DO, etc) with research training and/or experience are also encouraged to apply. Strong pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, outcomes research, or pharmacoeconomics research training and experience with analysis of large administrative databases are desired.

Excellent communication, organizational, inter-personal, and time-management skills are a must. Knowledge of Stata, SAS , R, and SQL , software required.

Review of applications will start immediately.


Minimum Qualifications


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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.