Job Information

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

Open Date 04/10/2019

Requisition Number PRN20150B

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 President

Department 01438 - HCI Anne Kirchhoff Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 49550 to 55250; In Accordance with NIH Stipend Guidelines

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences research program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) at the University of Utah with Dr. Anne Kirchhoff. This position is for a new federally-funded study and part of the Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program, which includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers, physicians, nurses, and patient navigators. The position involves conducting interviews with adolescents and young adults with cancer regarding health insurance and financial costs of cancer care, assisting with the development and testing of an insurance navigation randomized controlled trial, and analyzing data/preparing manuscripts. The fellow will have opportunities to collaborate and be involved with multidisciplinary grant writing and the development of new projects, as well as to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research and grants. Successful applicants will have a PhD in public health, health services, psychology, behavioral science, or other related fields, with experience in mixed methods research, interests in adolescent and young adult oncology, and experience with statistical programs such as Stata and SAS . The position requires excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kirchhoff ( and submit a 1) cover letter describing research interests and experiences, along with short- and long-term career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact information (email and phone), and 4) up to three relevant manuscripts. Candidate review will start immediately, with the incumbent starting summer or early fall 2019. For more information on Dr. Kirchhoff’s research program, please see:

The Cancer Control and Population Sciences ( CCPS ) Program at HCI is a comprehensive research program that spans the cancer control continuum from etiology, primary prevention, screening, and early detection to continuing care, survivorship, and end-of-life care. HCI offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a new 220,000 sq. ft. research building that opened in the summer of 2017 where Dr. Kirchhoff’s research team is housed. HCI includes the Center for Hope, which a center focused on discovering new ways to prevent and treat cancer among underserved populations, including individuals living in poverty and residents of rural and frontier areas. The Center for Hope includes an active group of postdoctoral fellows. In addition, HCI includes other opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, including trainee conferences and career development sessions. HCI and the University are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. HCI is located in Salt Lake City, part of the Wasatch Front, with access to world-class skiing and hiking. For more information about HCI , visit

Term: 2 years (with potential for an additional year), starting as soon as possible


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.