Post-doctoral Scholars in Health Inequities, The University of Utah Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (Center for HOPE), Salt Lake City, UT

Post-doctoral Scholars in Health Inequities, The University of Utah Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (Center for HOPE), Salt Lake City, UT

Posting Date: 11/20/2019


Job Information/Description:

The University of Utah Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (Center for HOPE) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Scholars in Health Inequities (2-3 year appointments). Foci include health inequities, behavioral risk factors, and use of state of the science mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, African Americans, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status individuals, and rural populations. Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in NIH- and PCORI-funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Treatment approaches include smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, cognitive behavioral interventions, and health care system changes. Assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies and ecological momentary assessments. Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMART), Micro-Randomized Trials (MRT), and longitudinal cohorts.

The program is designed to prepare Scholars for independent academic research careers. Scholars will have numerous publication and grant-writing opportunities, and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. For interested candidates, there are outstanding opportunities for developing quantitative analysis and statistical expertise via workshops, courses, and with our collaborators across campus. Leadership training is also available. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

The Center for HOPE provides unusually rich opportunities in community-based and clinical research. Scholars will join an active and engaged cadre of peer scholars and will be mentored by Drs. David Wetter and Cho Lam. The mentoring teams have exceptional track records of helping Scholars obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K and R01 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 Mountain 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, or other relevant social or population science. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.



Contact Information:

Applicants should submit their application at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/99699 . Applicants should include the following in their application:

  1. Cover letter describing their research interests in health inequities and their research experience;
  2. Curriculum Vitae

We will begin reviewing applications in early December, 2019 and highly encourage applications by December 1, 2019, although we will review applications after that date as well.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



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