Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime
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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
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Open Date 07/16/2020
Requisition Number PRN23928B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
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 20000 to 60000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

This position provides research support for mathematical and computational modeling of infectious disease epidemiology in support of public health decision making at the local, state, and/or national level. This position will be based within the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated candidate to join our diverse team of infectious disease modeling experts. The postdoctoral fellow will work on one or more funded projects aimed at modeling transmission dynamics and/or interventions to reduce the incidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria and/or COVID-19 in a regional network of acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. The research project(s) will address timely questions on how to control the spread of infectious diseases in these facilities. Within this scope, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to focus on theoretical and applied modeling topics of interest, including network epidemiology, surveillance and prevention strategies, strain competition, vaccine immunology, modes of transmission, and optimal intervention strategy.


Essential Functions
1. Synthesize ideas and generate new hypotheses to develop and implement their own research ideas in infectious disease dynamics of pathogens in hospital settings
2. Plan and execute models and simulations according to project needs
3. Prepare and communicate research results in written and oral summary for both publication and for communication with public health decisionmakers and local stakeholders
4. Work collaboratively with supervisors and other team members to support public health decision making and project goals

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and/or computational skills, as well as excellent communication skills as demonstrated by past productivity including publications and/or other scientific and technical output. The candidate should have prior research experience developing compartmental or agent-based models and ideally experience with Bayesian inference methods. Candidates with strong programming skills are preferred. Candidates must be able to effectively work within an interdisciplinary collaborative environment and have the skills to manage deadlines and execute research projects with minimal supervision. This position requires a minimum of a PhD degree.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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: 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: .

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
    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


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