Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity

Posted: 11/14/2017 (Employment)

The University of Utah Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (Center for HOPE) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships 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. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in several NIH-funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Treatment approaches include smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, mindfulness meditation, and cognitive behavioral interventions. Assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies and ecological momentary assessments. In addition to participation in numerous local projects, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in MD2K (md2k.org), a NIH-funded Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence that is focused on mobile health and on-body human sensing technologies.

The program is designed to prepare Fellows for independent academic research careers. Fellows 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. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

The Center for HOPE provides unusually rich opportunities in community-based and clinical research. Fellows will be mentored by Drs. David Wetter and Cho Lam. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K and R01 awards.

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.

Applicants should submit their application at https://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/post-doc-res-assoc-wret/845DDDC2BF3946528A81B8B7216C49FE/job/. 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

 

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