Job Information

University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/21/2021

Requisition Number PRN28116B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow

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 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $52,400 - $60,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah, College of Health, is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship position. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunity to participate in extramurally-funded projects focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of physical therapy services. In particular, this post-doctoral position will be involved in examining current implementation strategies for Coach2Move, an AHRQ funded project to improve physical activity outcomes in patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The research fellow will work with advisor to outline additional funding opportunities and expand implementation of Coach2Move. In addition, we are seeking applications from exceptional individuals with skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis of implementation processes. The position is for one year with possibility of renewal for multiple years based on funding. 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 project teams

· Collaborate with Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training research faculty and with faculty across the institution

· Demonstrate effective communication skills: present research at national meetings and author manuscripts for publications in scientific journals

· Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students as part of the research team

Minimum Qualifications


A strong interest and experience in health services research, implementation science, physical therapy and rehabilitation science are highly preferred. Also, familiarity with program evaluation and/or data management/ analysis for large datasets is highly preferred.

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.