Post Doctoral Research Fellow - The University of Utah

CLOSING DATE: February 24, 2019


JOB #: 13586

POSTED: January 24, 2019


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. 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 of NIHgrants, 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 of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities.




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.

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