Job Information

University of Utah Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/11/2023

Requisition Number PRN37143B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

This program requires a full-time commitment with the option to study in residence or be distance-based with intensive on-site experiences.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00272 - CON Nursing

Location Other

City Other

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $68,484-$85,000. Compensation will be commensurate with NIH NRSA post-doctoral stipend allowances for applicant’s years of experience at the time of hire, plus an additional $12,000.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah College of Nursing ( CON ) is seeking post-doctoral candidates to continue their doctoral training as part of a mentored program and to participate in collaborative team science with other CON faculty, post-doctoral trainees, and students. This program requires a full-time commitment with the option to study in residence or be distance-based with intensive on-site experiences.

These traineeships will focus on social determinants of health and systems and models of care that align with new innovations and imperatives in science focused on health inequities. Training will build on our program’s strength in family caregiver research as an exemplar of a social determinant of health and leverages the breadth of College of Nursing faculty research and University of Utah (UU) research centers to support opportunities for developing multi-level health interventions to address health inequities using data science, pragmatic interventions, and community engagement.

We seek to push boundaries by ensuring nurse scientist training integrates community and societal levels of influence. This is accomplished by partnering with interdisciplinary faculty to address NINR’s guiding principles to support research that is innovative; advances equity, diversity, and inclusion; tackles today’s pressing health challenges and stimulates discoveries to prepare for, prevent, or address tomorrow’s challenges; and discovers solutions to optimize health across clinical, community, and policy settings.

Each trainee will participate in a two-year program (year two is contingent upon performance) consisting of a combination of mentored research and career development, seminars, a journal club, trainee interest groups, visiting scholars, conference-based learning, grant writing club, and course work. These scientists will gain the knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills to lead innovative programs of research.

In addition to an annual salary based on experience, each fellow will have $1,000 available for travel to a conference related to their research focus and $1,000 for research-related expenses.

The College of Nursing is an integral part of University of Utah Health. The CON prepares nurses at all education levels and is among the top 20 nursing schools in the US for National Institutes of Health research funding. In 2017, it was the first recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing New Era for Academic Nursing award. In collaboration with University of Utah Health, the College works to improve individual, family, and community health and quality of life. We are committed to recruiting individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and those from economically, socially, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. We strive for excellence in education, research and scholarship, and clinical care, each mission being vital to one another and to our overall success. Diversity and inclusiveness, independent inquiry, and collegiality form the fabric of everyday life for faculty and students. Please visit our website for more information about the University of Utah College of Nursing, .

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited domestic or foreign organization, received as of the beginning date of the traineeship appointment.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for these positions.

Review of applications will begin in December 2023 and will continue until positions have been filled. We anticipate applicants will begin their training in Summer or Fall 2024 but have the option to start earlier if requested by trainee and approved by their mentor.

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Please review required documents carefully.

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Each fellow participates in a two-year training program consisting of a combination of:

  • Intensive individual mentoring
  • Interdisciplinary team mentoring
  • Grant writing training
  • Career development
  • Journal Club
  • Fellows’ writing group
  • Visiting scholars
  • Conference-based learning

In addition, post-doctoral fellows will become an active member of mentored-sponsored extramurally funded research team.

Minimum Qualifications


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited domestic or foreign organization, received as of the beginning date of the traineeship appointment.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for these positions.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please submit ALL documentation carefully.


1 -Curriculum Vitae

2 -Research and professional statement (limited to three pages) that includes:

  • Describe your career goals
  • Describe your professional research and commitment to health equity
  • Identify research goals for the training period and how they match the opportunities available
  • Identify potential mentor or mentors and provide a rationale for your selection

3 -Two letters of reference that address your skills and potential as a nurse scientist. If you are within five years of completing your dissertation, one reference should be from the chair of your Supervisory Committee. *Please instruct your references to send their letters directly to Emilee Cluff at (or if needed, to Emilee Cluff, UofU College of Nursing, 10 South 2000 East Salt Lake City, UT 84112, in a sealed envelope).

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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