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University of Utah Post-doctoral in Behavioral Pediatric Preventive Oncology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/08/2020

Requisition Number PRN24499B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post-doctoral in Behavioral Pediatric Preventive Oncology

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

Term: 2 years, starting as soon as possible

VP Area President

Department 01552 - HCI Yelena Wu Research Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $52,704 - $64,008

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. Yelena Wu. The post-doctoral fellow will work on behavioral intervention research studies, including NIH and ACS -funded randomized controlled trials of skin cancer and risk communication interventions for children and families delivered via telehealth and in community settings. Several ongoing and planned studies use wearable sensor technology and mHealth approaches to health behavior change.

This position will help to prepare the postdoctoral fellow for an independent academic research career. The fellow will have opportunities to develop new research projects, lead and collaborate on manuscripts with a multidisciplinary team, receive mentored grant-writing experience, to mentor team members including undergraduate and graduate students, and present research at national meetings. The fellow will also have opportunities to develop their own research program through pilot work and/or grants. Fellows can also take advantage of the many workshops, seminars, and other trainings at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute focused on topics such as behavioral research, quantitative analysis, grant-writing, and leadership development.

The University of Utah encompasses both the flagship university and the health sciences campus for the state, competes in the Pac-12 conference, and is the largest institution in the entire Mountain West. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation (e.g., skiing, hiking) and a very affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ+ residents among U.S. cities. The 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 220,000 sq. ft. research building that opened in the summer of 2017 where Dr. Wu’s research team is housed.

Successful applicants will have a PhD in psychology, public health, or other relevant social or population science fields. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Anticipated start date is flexible, preferably by December 1, 2020.

Applicants should include the following in their application: 1) cover letter describing research interests and experiences, along with short- and long-term career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references with contact information (email and phone). Candidate review will start immediately, and we highly encourage applications by November 16, 2020. Applications may be reviewed after that date as well.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. Additional information is available at: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.

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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”). 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 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.

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