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Post Doc Fellow w/Ret
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 01/20/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Post Doc Fellow w/Ret
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Open Date 01/14/2022
Requisition Number PRN29000B
Job Title Post Doc Fellow w/Ret
Working Title Post Doc of Mixed-Methods Health Research
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
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00728 - U of U Medical Group
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $50,000 - $55,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary
The University of Utah Medical Group Analytics team is search for a junior scholar for a 1-year post doc position. Postdoctoral fellows must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. The fellow will be expected to conduct original and ongoing research in coordination with the team and prepare manuscripts for publication.
This position is ideal for a junior scholar interested in a wide-range of population health metrics and analytics. The fellow will design and implement research projects in coordination with the Analytics team. The team mines and interprets EPIC data from a population health perspective; they have worked on institution-wide heath queries from opioid use to depression self-evaluations to claims data. The wide array of topics available for study is of benefit of the fellow, especially in manuscript writing.
The University of Utah Medical Group has dedicated 30% of the Fellows time for manuscript writing. First author opportunities will be abundant.
  • Leads and assists with manuscript writing on new and existing studies.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Qualitative Research on the Data analytics team to initiate, continue, and disseminate results from future and ongoing research projects.
  • Uses analytical capabilities to synthesize unstructured, disjointed information into meaningful, compelling narratives that facilitate development and refinement of health system strategy.
  • Can serve as data resource or coach to perform data profiling and characterization techniques and can quantify data quality to describe confidence in analytic results.
  • Collaborates with data architects to develop scalable solutions for making survey data accessible to the rest of the organization.
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative data synthesis. 

  • Minimum Qualifications
    Doctoral Degree
    Applications are invited from scholars working on social, political, ethical, and or cultural dimensions of health and/or health systems. Preference will be given to applicants whose research method experience draws from multiple disciplines that can include, but are not limited to: anthropology, art, communication, economics, environmental studies, geography, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology
    Type Benefited Staff
    Special Instructions Summary
    Additional Information
    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
    Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. 
    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 
    To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
    Director/ Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
    135 Park Building
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Online reports may be submitted at
    For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
    To inquire about this posting, email:
    employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300.
    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

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as specified in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • 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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