Job Information

University of Utah Research Fellow in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/11/2021

Requisition Number PRN25301B

Job Title Research Fellow

Working Title Research Fellow

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00261 - Otolaryngology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60,000 - 65,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Otolaryngology at the University of Utah is offering a one-year research fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology. The fellowship allows medical students and new physicians who are interested in surgery or pediatric otolaryngology a year-long opportunity to work on innovative research projects within our division. The successful Fellow will be expected to organize and carry out multiple clinical and basic science research projects throughout the year with the goal to present these findings at national meetings and be a co-author in several peer-reviewed publications. The emphasis of the research fellowship is in pediatric otolaryngology, and cytomegalovirus related hearing loss. The fellowship director, Dr. Albert Park MD, is the section chief for pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Utah, has a very busy clinical practice and an NIH funded research program. This fellowship is ideally suited to students interested in a research year during medical school, unmatched students, preliminary surgical interns, or residents in other specialties who are interested in training in Otolaryngology.

Our fellowship is funded for one year. Work hours vary, but the fellow is expected to work full time, Monday through Friday and most Saturdays throughout the one year period. Applicants are selected based on research experience and medical school performance. Please contact Dr. Park ( with any questions or to apply. A cover letter, 3 references and current CV are required.


The fellow’s responsibilities include submission of IRB applications, monitoring of clinical and mouse laboratory studies in progress, data collection (either through retrospective review of charts, surveys or prospective interactions with patients), data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation and submission, and presentation of the data at regional and/or national meetings. The Fellow will attend the Western Section of the Triological Society, and/or the Annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings depending upon the status of his or her current research, and other meetings relevant to the fellow’s goals and research productivity (e.g. International CMV meeting or the CMV Public Policy Conference). The fellow is also encouraged to participate in the Division of Otolaryngology’s educational activities and will be expected to participate in our weekly research meetings.

We feel that this fellowship is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in extending their medical school to explore basic and clinical research or for those seeking to improve their chances to match into otolaryngology. We encourage fellows to start early as possible in their research year so that they have mature projects going into the interview period. March and April are good months to think about starting the fellowship. We are flexible in allowing fellows to interview in the fall and winter for otolaryngology and other residency spots. The salary for the fellowship is about equivalent to that of a PGY1 resident. In addition, health insurance can be provided.

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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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.