Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellow Position University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellow Position University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Posting Date: 01/17/2018

Job Information/Description:

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking highly motivated candidates for one or more post-doctoral fellowship positions. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in several extramurally-funded projects focused on cancer epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, and/or reproductive epidemiology. We seek applications from exceptional individuals with strong quantitative analytic skills in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, and other related areas. Specific projects include a cancer survivors cohort, environmental exposures and child health cohort, and follow-up cohort of infertility patients. Positions are for one year with possibility of renewal for multiple years.

The position is designed to prepare individuals for independent academic research careers. Individuals selected for this position(s) will have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications and share project investigator role in a manner commensurate with their experience and effort.

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970 making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Currently ranked #7 in NIH funding in the 2016 Blueridge Report, the Department comprises four complimentary Divisions: Public Health, Physician Assistant Studies, Family Medicine, and Occupational and Environmental Health. The Department offers eight different graduate degrees, teaches medical students, and trains residents in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine optimizes quality of life through scholarship that advances health and wellbeing in home, workplaces, and communities. We value intellectual curiosity, respectful working environment, integrity, collaboration, accountability, and excellence.

The University of Utah was founded in 1850, is a member of the PAC-12, is ranked as one of the top US public research universities and is particularly distinguished in medicine, genetics, and engineering. Located in Salt Lake City adjacent to the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah, serving over 31,000 students, including over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 114 different countries. There are many opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration at the University, including through the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Woman and Child Institute.

“University of Utah Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. University of Utah Health 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 University of Utah Health.”

Salary level is competitive and in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act for postdoctoral researchers effective December 1, 2016. Additionally, the University of Utah offers a generous benefits package including a variety of medical plans and other important benefits including retirement, tuition reduction, a wellness program, and an employee assistant program.

Women and individuals from populations underrepresented in biomedical disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

1. Candidates must be able to perform self-directed research as well as work well with project teams
2. Collaborate with Department of Family and Preventive Medicine research faculty across Divisions
3. Collaborate with faculty across the institution
4. Demonstrate effective communication skills: present research at national meetings and author manuscripts for publications in scientific journals
5. Provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students as part of the research team
Minimum Qualifications

PhD, MD, or other doctoral degree, preferably in epidemiology, public health biostatistics, or in health-related discipline from an accredited program. The applicant will have a demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment as evidenced by at least one first author peer-reviewed publication in a scientific journal. Advanced statistical analysis skills are also required.

Experience with data management and analysis for epidemiologic studies and large datasets. Prior experience/knowledge in risk prediction modeling, and/or longitudinal data with repeated measures is an added advantage.

Contact Information:

Candidates should submit an on-line application along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The online application is available at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/72817.

Please contact Cami Palo, at cami.palo@hsc.utah.edu with any questions regarding this posting.

Application Link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/72839