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Post doctoral fellow opportunity: University of Utah

The University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships to work in several areas. Opportunities include: 1) studying medical decision making and risk communication, 2) evaluating major clinical institutional initiatives designed to improve population health, 3) analyzing and implementing patient reported outcomes into clinical processes, 4) implementation science, 5) pharmacogenetics and pharmaco-epidemiology of hypertension treatment, and 6) quality of life measurement and analytics.

The Fellowship will train 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 study inception, manuscript writing, and applying for grants. PHS resources and collaborative support will enable fellows to build their own research programs. For interested candidates, there are opportunities to develop quantitative and statistical expertise. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.
Fellows will be mentored by a faculty member within PHS depending on the best fit with research goals of the fellow. Faculty includes Drs. Angela Fagerlin, Rachel Hess, Elissa Ozanne, and Adam Bress. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K and R01 awards, as well as PCORI, NSF, and VA 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 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 of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities.

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, epidemiology, or other relevant social or population science. 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.

Applicants should send Candidates should submit a cover letter, a detailed statement of research interests, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Please see the official posting at:

31st January 2017