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Division Chief, Health System Innovation and Research

Seeking a vibrant and visionary scientist to lead the Division of Health System Innovation and Research (HSIR).

Candidates for the HSIR Division Chief should have: (1) proven track record of leadership, (2) history of innovative and successful investigation, (3) strong appreciation of diverse health service research areas, and (4) commitment to program development, team science, mentoring across career stages, and education.

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Behavioral Economics or Decision Sciences

We are looking for collaborative colleagues with a strong record or potential for independent scholarship in behavioral economics or the decision sciences. Scholarship that advances methodologies and demonstrates novel applications of principles and concepts from behavioral economics or related fields, such as social psychology, judgment and decision making, health economics and decision-making, experimental economics, neuroeconomics, and data science and behavioral analytics to the study of population health issues and health systems outcomes is desired. Examples of research areas or expertise for this position include behavioral nudges/interventions, decision support interventions, health incentives, health equity, food choice and obesity, and physical activity.

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Biostatistics

We are looking for candidates who will collaborate with biomedical researchers, support and develop grant proposals, teach in the Ph.D. Biostatistics program, advise graduate students, and perform methodological research. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess the research skills and experience required to successfully become leaders in multi-disciplinary research teams within the
institution and in national and international research networks as well as pursue independent and collaborative methodological research in Biostatistics.

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Digital Health Faculty Position

This is a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to grow our emphasis in digital health. The research areas include the use of digital health technologies for assessment and building the conceptual foundation for human behavior change, as well as development, evaluation, and/or implementation of interventions using serious games, apps, XR interventions, texting apps, conversational agents, and/or integration of tools into electronic health records. Other relevant areas are welcome as well. 

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Environmental Epidemiology Faculty Position

We are looking for candidates who have a track record of environmental and cancer-relevant research, and may have particular expertise in a wide range of disciplines such as geography, statistics, epidemiology, public health, and/or health equity. This position includes an Endowed Chair and generous start-up package.

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Biostatistics

Dr. Daniel Scharfstein, Chief of the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow interested in the development and application of state-of-the-art methods for the analysis of treatment effects from randomized and observational data sources that are subject to multiple forms of bias due to, for example, missingness, censoring, irregular assessment, non-compliance, and confounding. 

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for HOPE

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE), a component of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute is seeking applicants for multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions. The Center for HOPE is led by Dr. David Wetter. Scholars may have the opportunity to work across the Center’s multiple projects, which include community-engaged clinical, population, and implementation science research that focuses on health inequities, behavioral risk factors, cancer and chronic disease, infectious disease, screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science biomedical informatics and mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Translational Neurotherapeutics Lab

The Translational Neurotherapeutics Lab in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Division of Health System Innovation and Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow interested in gaining training and experience in design, evaluation, optimization, and dissemination of digital medicine solutions for psychiatric disorders. This is a unique opportunity to train in both neurobiology of aging and mental health, (including psychiatric and neuropsychological assessment, neurobiological bases of mood disorders, digital interventions for mood disorders, clinical trial administration etc) and in serious game development, (including computer science, engineering, participatory design, and human computer interaction).

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Xuan Wang's Lab

Dr. Xuan Wang, an Assistant Professor of the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS), University of Utah School of Medicine, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow interested in the development and application of state-of-the-art statistical methods for (1) the analysis of electronic health records data: risk prediction and causal inference; or/and (2) surrogate biomarker evaluation for the primary outcome in randomized clinical trials as well as observational studies. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in survival analysis. 

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