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University of Utah Postdoctoral Research Associate in Clinical Informatics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/13/2021

Requisition Number PRN27307B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc w/Ret

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Clinical Informatics

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 Academic Affairs

Department 00241 - Biomedical Informatics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $46,000 to $51,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is recruiting to build on existing strengths and nurture post-doctoral fellows toward successful research careers, including as tenure-track faculty members at the University of Utah. We are seeking multiple outstanding applicants for our Mentored Postdoctoral Fellowships in Clinical Informatics. The main goals of these fellowships are to enable Postdoctoral Fellows to start developing an independent research career. The Fellowship is an excellent opportunity to potentially transition into a tenure-track faculty position in our Department. Areas of special interest include clinical informatics, clinical decision support, precision medicine, population health, health equity, and standards-based interoperability. Much of this work is conducted under the umbrella of the University of Utah ReImagine EHR initiative ( ), which is a nation-leading program on optimizing patient care and the provider experience through interoperable digital health innovations. The program is supported in part by over $35 million in grant funding from agencies including NIH , AHRQ , CMS , PCORI , and CDC ( ).

Candidates will have opportunities to develop into an independent research scientist by engaging as a valuable member of a network of scientists from multiple scientific domains. Through the interview process, we will identify potential projects in collaboration with the candidate. The primary mentor will be Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol (Vice Chair for Research and Research Director of ReImagine EHR ) and/or Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto (Vice Chair for Clinical Informatics and Director of ReImagine EHR ). In general, candidates will both contribute to existing projects and carve out their own research foci in preparation of an independent research career. Candidates will also be offered opportunities such as leading and collaborating on manuscripts, participating in the development of grant proposals, teaching, participating in professional development opportunities, and gaining relevant informatics skills through hands-on engagement in cutting-edge research projects.

Energetic, self-directed individuals with a promising early record of achievement in research, teaching, and the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of healthcare technologies are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. or post-clinical training in informatics is preferred. Successful candidates will enjoy a stimulating and supportive research environment. The Department of Biomedical Informatics traditionally hosts collaborations that span multiple institutions and entities including the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare, the Utah Department of Health, and Federally Qualified Health Centers in a multi-state region.

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is one of the most mature informatics programs in the United States offering postdoctoral training, PhD and Master of Science degrees, and a graduate certificate program. The faculty, fellows, and staff at the Department have been national leaders in applied clinical informatics and clinical decision support for over four decades. The Department of Biomedical Informatics is a National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics training site. Further details about the Department of Biomedical Informatics and its faculty and training program can be found at: .


Minimum Qualifications


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.