Post-doctoral, adolescent and young adult cancer and insurance, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT

Post-doctoral, adolescent and young adult cancer and insurance, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT

Posting Date: 04/18/2019

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Post-doctoral position in adolescent and young adult cancer and insurance at the Huntsman Cancer Institute

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Term: 2 years (with potential for an additional year), starting as soon as possible
Type: Full-Time Position
Salary: In Accordance with NIH Stipend Guidelines

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences research program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah with Dr. Anne Kirchhoff. This position is for a new federally-funded study and part of the Huntsman-Intermountain Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Program, which includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers, physicians, nurses, and patient navigators. The position involves conducting interviews with adolescents and young adults with cancer regarding health insurance and financial costs of cancer care, assisting with the development and testing of an insurance navigation randomized controlled trial, and analyzing data/preparing manuscripts. The fellow will have opportunities to collaborate and be involved with multidisciplinary grant writing and the development of new projects, as well as to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research and grants. Successful applicants will have a PhD in public health, health services, psychology, behavioral science, or other related fields, with experience in mixed methods research, interests in adolescent and young adult oncology, and experience with statistical programs such as Stata and SAS. The position requires excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills.

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Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kirchhoff ( and submit a 1) cover letter describing research interests and experiences, along with short- and long-term career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of three references with contact information (email and phone), and 4) up to three relevant manuscripts. Candidate review will start immediately, with the incumbent starting summer or early fall 2019. For more information on Dr. Kirchhoff’s research program, please see:

The Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) Program at HCI is a comprehensive research program that spans the cancer control continuum from etiology, primary prevention, screening, and early detection to continuing care, survivorship, and end-of-life care. HCI offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a new 220,000 sq. ft. research building that opened in the summer of 2017 where Dr. Kirchhoff’s research team is housed. HCI includes the Center for Hope, which a center focused on discovering new ways to prevent and treat cancer among underserved populations, including individuals living in poverty and residents of rural and frontier areas. The Center for Hope includes an active group of postdoctoral fellows. In addition, HCI includes other opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, including trainee conferences and career development sessions. HCI and the University are home to exceptional shared resources, including the Utah Population Database, with more than 16 million records linking genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. HCI is located in Salt Lake City, part of the Wasatch Front, with access to world-class skiing and hiking. For more information about HCI, visit

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