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Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Utah, SLC

News Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 10:45

Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Application Due: Open Until Filled

Pay Rate Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biobehavioral Clinical Research on Mindfulness as a Treatment for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

Dr. Garland is seeking fellows with a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Work, Health Psychology, Nursing, or a related discipline. Applicants must have good scientific writing skills with a solid publication record, clinical research experience, and strong quantitative data analytic skills.

Eric Garland, PhD, Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C-MIIND) and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah, is seeking postdoctoral fellows to support federally-funded, biobehavioral clinical research on mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain and opioid misuse at C-MIIND, which currently oversees more than $40 million in grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In particular, fellows will help conduct randomized clinical trials (RCTs), ecological momentary assessment (EMA) research, and psychophysiological studies of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), a manualized intervention for addiction, stress-related conditions, and chronic pain. For additional information on MORE and current research, see

University, and Environment: As a major research and teaching university-and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education-the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship, professional practice and teaching are observed. The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, providing ready access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development at the University of Utah has a number of excellent research facilities, including the state-of-the-art Bridge Training Clinic, consisting of four therapy rooms with one-way mirrors and videotaping capacity for behavioral observation and coding, as well as a complete psychophysiological laboratory for assessment of neurocognitive and neuroaffective mechanisms of therapeutic change.

This position is considered Category IIA: Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah's response to COVID-19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID-19 Telecommuting Agreement.


Postdoctoral fellows will assist with the following duties: a) manuscript preparation from existing clinical, psychophysiological, and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) datasets; b) clinical and psychophysiological data collection (autonomic, EEG, and fMRI measures); c) for candidates with a clinical background, delivering mindfulness, CBT, and other behavioral interventions to study participants; d) data analysis; and e) designing and implementing new translational research studies. Fellows will also have opportunities to coauthor multiple scientific articles from existing primary datasets and write federal grants leveraging the resources and interdisciplinary connections, which extend into Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, Oncology, Public Health, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, among other departments.


Applicants with clinical experience (e.g., mental health, addiction, and/or chronic pain populations), previous experience with mindfulness, ecological momentary assessments (EMA), psychophysiological data collection/analysis (e.g., EEG, HRV, fMRI, eye tracking, etc.), and/or previous study coordination experience on Federally-funded studies will be given preference. A clinical license (or being license eligible) is preferred but not necessary.

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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