Job Information

University of Utah Postdoctoral Scientist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/22/2020

Requisition Number PRN24565B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Postdoctoral Scientist

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

M-F, 9-5

VP Area President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range NIH payscale ($52,704 - $64,008)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Scientist interested in advancing his or her career in a vibrant and highly collaborative environment to join an interdisciplinary team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dr. Ulrich is the Executive Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and has research projects available in cancer prognosis, molecular diagnostics, and survivorship of colorectal cancer.

The University/Huntsman Cancer Institute is home to exceptional genetic epidemiologic resources, including the Utah Population Database, with >9 million records, including extensive Utah genealogy records linked to the Utah SEER Cancer Registry, as well as health records from the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics, links to statewide cancer and other statewide health record database resources. The University’s excellent biostatistics and research design, genomics resources, and biospecimen repository, as well as a strong research informatics core, enable outstanding research in genetic and molecular epidemiology. Our Cancer Hospital provides superb resources for multidisciplinary collaborations in translational/clinical epidemiology. HCI is a NCI -designated comprehensive cancer center which supports a vibrant research enterprise in a highly collegial environment.

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The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC 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 the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

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.


Our research includes transdisciplinary approaches to colorectal cancer prognosis, utilizing health behavior information as well as metabolomics, proteomics, microbiome research and other molecular diagnostics. The position will involve participation in international consortia (ColoCare, NIH - COMET ), statistical analyses, leadership on multiple publications, project management, and active participation in grant applications.

Minimum Qualifications


• A doctoral degree that qualifies you to work in molecular & translational epidemiology. For example a degree in epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, genetics, nutritional sciences, pharmacology or medicine.

• Excellent writing and communication skills and a solid publication record

• Good knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics

• Highly motivated, organized and intelligent

• Excellent team player and someone who enjoys working with scientists of diverse backgrounds

• Background in colorectal cancer preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested? Please contact Christy Warby,

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HCI is growing substantially and also offers perspectives for tenured faculty positions.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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”). 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.