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Job opportunities at the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) at the University of Utah

News Date: Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:30

The University of Utah Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (Center for HOPE) is accepting applications for a Research Scientist and Programs Manager. The Center for HOPE, led by Dr. David Wetter, conducts community-engaged clinical and implementation science research that focuses on health inequities, behavioral risk factors, cancer screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science biomedical informatics and mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status individuals, and rural populations. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in NIH, PCORI, and ACS funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Treatment approaches include smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, cognitive behavioral interventions, and healthcare system changes. Assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies, ecological momentary assessments, and GPS/GIS. Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMART), Micro-Randomized Trials (MRT), and longitudinal cohorts.

The Center for HOPE provides unusually rich opportunities in community-engaged implementation science and clinical research. The successful candidates will join an established research team with a large portfolio of federally-funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies.

The Research Scientist will join an active and engaged cadre of peer scholars and will be mentored by Drs. David Wetter and Cho Lam. The mentoring teams have exceptional track records of helping Scholars obtain independent funding as principal investigators of NIH funded K and R01 awards. The Research Scientist should have a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, or other relevant social or population science.

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 Mountain 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.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Open position:

  1. Research Scientist:
  2. Programs Manager:

Applicants should include the following in their application:

  1. Cover letter describing research interests/experience in health inequities, implementation, and/or clinical science;
  2. Resume/CV


Equal Opportunity Employer-Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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