Post Doctoral Fellow

Open Date 09/21/2015
Requisition Number PRN09572B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Standard Hours per Week 40
Work Schedule Summary Monday-Friday
Department 00166 – College of Social Work
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 40,000 to 44,556
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary Postdoctoral Fellow in Translational Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, & Criminal Justice Research

The University of Utah College of Social Work and Utah Criminal Justice Center are seeking postdoctoral fellows in translational behavioral health, substance abuse, and criminal justice research. Fellows will assist in Federally-funded research; faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work are currently conducting research projects funded by NIH-National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Institute on Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Ongoing projects include randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of mindfulness-based interventions for stress-related conditions and addiction, as well as RCTs of restorative justice interventions for violent criminal offenders and other interventions designed to prevent recidivism.

Responsibilities Postdoctoral fellows will assist with the following duties: a) manuscript preparation from existing datasets; b) clinical and/or psychophysiological data collection; c) data analysis; d) study coordination; and e) designing and implementing new translational research studies.

Postdoctoral fellows will have opportunities to coauthor multiple scientific articles from existing primary datasets, as well as to write Federal grants and conduct new research studies, leveraging the resources and interdisciplinary connections of the College of Social Work, which extend into Psychiatry, Psychology, Oncology, Public Health, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Family Medicine, Law, and Nursing, among other departments. Seed monies will be available for the fellow’s pilot research studies.

Minimum Qualifications
Type Benefited Staff
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:

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

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