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Post Doc Res Assoc
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 05/16/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Post Doc Res Assoc
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Include: • A cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position • Curriculum vitae • Two recent publications (under 'Applicant Document - Other' ) • Information for two professional references

Open Date 05/14/2021
Requisition Number PRN26147B
Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc
Working Title Post-doctoral Research Associate
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Standard Work Hours/week 40; 8 AM -5 PM M-F. Desired Start Date is between July and September of 2021.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00198 - Parks Recreation and Tourism
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 45,000 – 55,000/year
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary

Post-doctoral Research Associate
University of Utah College of Health
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

We are seeking applicants for a post-doctoral research associate to both lead and assist our research group with data collection, data management, data analyses, and writing projects. Key projects focus on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in out-of-school-time (OST) settings and summer programs/camps, understanding how families navigate OST, and explaining how youth and young adults benefit from outdoor education and summer camps. While most of our projects are mixed-methods, we are especially interested in applicants who are capable of analyzing longitudinal and nested quantitative data. The postdoctoral research associate will work under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Jim Sibthorp, and will work closely with the lab’s faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and collaborators. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in pursuing a research-focused career following postdoctoral training.

The position is funded for 2 years with a possibility of renewal.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at work site if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.


The post-doctoral research associate will be expected to manage, organize, and analyze several data sets in our lab. They will also author project reports and journal articles from these data. As they will be working as part of a larger research group, they will also be involved in a) mentoring graduate students, b) supervising hourly employees, and c) contributing to grant submissions. Excellent time management and organizational skills will be necessary as will good communications skills and an ability to work independently and within collaborative research networks. Further, it is expected that the post-doctoral research associate will continue to advance their own research agenda in ways that further their career.

Application Deadline and Process: We will be accepting applications beginning May 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed weekly until position filled, with no applications accepted after August 15, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline related to the above areas of study. Expertise in quantitative (longitudinal, nested) data analyses is required. Familiarity with qualitative approaches (interviewing, case studies) is desirable. A track-record of publishing in high quality journals and supervisory or mentoring experience are also desirable. Interest in related, health, wellness, and human development topics would allow for wider campus-wide collaborations.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

• A cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
• Curriculum vitae
• Two recent publications (under ‘Applicant Document – Other’ )
• Information for two professional references

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Applicant Document - Other
  • Optional Documents
  • Resume
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

  • University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email: employment@utah.edu


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