The University of Utah Department of Population Health Sciences is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships to work in shared decision making and risk communication. As this position is partially funded by an American Heart Association fellowship, the candidate must have interest in shared decision making within pediatric cardiology. Other projects can be in a variety of other clinical contexts.

The Fellowship will train fellows for independent academic research careers. Fellows are expected to collaborate on established projects and are encouraged to conduct independent research with an emphasis on study inception, be productive manuscript writers, and apply for their own grants. PHS resources and collaborative support will enable fellows to build their own research programs. For interested candidates, there are opportunities to develop quantitative and statistical expertise. Salary is extremely competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

Fellows will be mentored by Dr. Angela Fagerlin and Dr. Elissa Ozanne. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH ,PCORI ,NSF, and VA awards.

The University of Utah encompasses both the flagship university and the health sciences campus for the state, competes in the Pac-12 conference, and is the largest institution in the entire Intermountain West. Salt Lake City is a diverse and vibrant city with access to world class outdoor recreation and a very affordable cost of living. Salt Lake City is 22% Latino and has the 7th highest proportion of LGBTQ residents among U.S. cities.


Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, epidemiology, or other relevant social or population science. All requirements of the PhD or equivalent terminal degree must be completed before the post-doctoral research fellow appointment can begin. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a detailed statement of research interests, a CV, three letters of recommendation (under separate cover), and a writing sample to Questions should be addressed to Dr. Fagerlin or Dr. Ozanne.

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