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


Open Date 11/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN19063B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Research 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 01736 - FAMILY PLANNING

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

POSTDOCTORALRESEARCHFELLOWSHIP. The University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships to work in the Division of Family Planning. Opportunities include: 1) studying contraceptive decision making and risk communication, 2) evaluating major community and policy initiatives designed to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care and population health, 3) analyzing and implementing patient reported outcomes into clinical processes, 4) implementation science, 5) policy and economic analysis of issues surrounding family planning, 6) communicating science and health to broad audiences, and 7) quality of life measurement and analytics.


This postdoctoral research fellowship will provide mentored research experience and prepare fellows for independent academic research careers. Fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on grant application, study inception, manuscript writing, and research dissemination. Departmental resources and collaborative support will enable fellows to build their own research programs. For interested candidates, there are opportunities to gain additional training in research methods, statistical analysis, and leadership skills. Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

Mentoring is a critical focus of our work, and we employ a matrix mentoring approach. The postdoctoral research fellow will have a primary mentor in the Division of Family Planning. Faculty includes Drs. David Turok, Lori Gawron, Jessica Sanders, Kyl Myers, and Rebecca Simmons. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of obtaining extramural funding as principal investigators ofNIHgrants, foundation awards and pharmaceutical support as well as mentoring faculty to early stage grants and career development awards.

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 academic institution in the entire Intermountain West. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and a very affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion ofLGBTQresidents among U.S. cities.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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. For additional information:

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

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Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in demography, psychology, public health, sociology, economics, public policy, epidemiology, or another relevant field. All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Type Benefited Staff

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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: 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”). 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.