University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN16189B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

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 01735 - Health-Kinesiology-Recreation

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $35000 – $50,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah (www.utah.edu) invites applications for our Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Health and Kinesiology Program. Candidates should have a strong research background related to cognitive neuroscience and/or motor behavior and/or experimental psychology and/or movement science. There are existing opportunities for collaboration in these research areas within the Department and the greater Health Sciences Center including the School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies. Research infrastructure exists to assist in the development of research enterprise through the College of Health Research Office and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

The Health and Kinesiology program is a part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR), within the College of Health, which is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah (along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry). The Health and Kinesiology program has approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral).

Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 30,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.

+ Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Two-year appointment to commence Fall 2018 +

COLLEGE/GENERALINFORMATION

The Health and Kinesiology program is a part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR), within the College of Health, which is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah (along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry). The Health and Kinesiology program has approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral).

Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 30,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.

Utah is the west at its best! 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. Utah is home to 11 national parks and monuments, in addition to countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. The Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, and is the vibrant hub of the intermountain west.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of UtahHSCvalues candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. and academic training in Kinesiology/Psychology/Neuroscience/Sport and Exercise Science/Neuromuscular Control. A developing research track-record of research related to one or more of the above areas. We are particularly interested in candidates interested in the visual control of action/gait in various clinical (e.g., Stroke, Parkinson’s) and aging population groups. Previous experience in at least one of these areas (i.e., visual processing, biomechanics, motor control, or clinical experience with movement disorders) is required. Previous experience in multiple areas is highly desirable.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Keith Lohse, Chair of Search Committee – Email: keith.lohse@health.utah.edu. Tel: 801 581 7226, or to Professor A. Mark Williams, Chair – Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Email: mark.williams@health.utah.edu. Tel: 435 901 2447.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.