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Post Doc Res Assoc
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 11/05/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Post Doc Res Assoc
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Open Date 11/04/2021
Requisition Number PRN28361B
Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc
Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc
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 00952 - Division of Epidemiology
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 50,000 to 55,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
The Trajectories of Resilience, Community, and Health (TORCH) Lab within the Division of
Epidemiology (Dept. Internal Medicine) at the University of Utah, seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on epidemiological and outcomes research studies examining long-term outcomes of traumatic brain injury. The incumbent will have access to amazing data resources from the Long-term Impact of Military Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) prospective longitudinal study and phenotype study (https://www.limbic-cenc.org ) and analytic and mentor support from LIMBIC investigators. For additional information on the TORCH Lab please see our https://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine/epidemiology/research_programs/torch/ .
Doctoral training in a relevant discipline. 
The successful candidate must have a doctorate and research experience in neuroscience, epidemiology, psychology, nursing, physical therapy, outcomes research, demography or other relevant discipline. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as proficiency in scientific writing (e.g., manuscripts and assisting with grant applications). 
Candidates must have a PhD and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
Applicants must be able to work effectively in a team environment as this position involves working closely with data managers, statisticians and content area trained faculty mentors who will guide the research projects.
a. Involvement in research using existing LIMBIC prospective longitudinal study data.
b. Involvement in research using LIMBIC phenotype longitudinal (DoD-VA health system) data.
c. Working with TORCH Lab investigators on various aspects of the manuscript development and submission process, including literature review and scientific writing.
d. Write manuscripts from existing studies as primary author and submit them to scientific peer reviewed journals. 
e. Initiating and facilitating the process of institutional review board approvals, research clearance protocols and other administrative approvals required for the funded grants.
f. Presenting at scientific conferences, seminars and workshops that enhance and give exposure to new areas of research or technical expertise.
g. Acquiring the necessary training, practical experience, and knowledge to become an independent clinical investigator.
h. Potentially apply for funding on state, federal, and foundation grants.
j. Ensuring that all research activities are conducted in a legal and ethical manner, following the required guidelines of the University of Utah and VA SLC health care system.
Minimum Qualifications
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 oeo.utah.edu
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.

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