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Health Economist, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

This is an incredible opportunity to join a collegial academic environment and work with an outstanding group of pediatric oncology, health services and population sciences researchers. The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting a Health Economist to collaborate with a group of pediatric oncology, health services and population sciences researchers on ongoing value based health care analyses of childhood and adolescent cancer outcomes, in addition to developing independent research projects. The Health Economist will conduct statistical and economic analyses to support the collaborative projects and will also lead individual research studies.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Economics or related field; post-doctoral training or experience in Health Economics, or other relevant training and/or experience. The selected candidate must also have an established history of scholarly achievement in the form of peer-reviewed health economics publications, health services, public health, clinical outcomes, or related areas. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Research or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department of Pediatrics offers a medical education debt repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research and to thrive as educators.

Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a metropolitan area with over one million residents with the advantages of year-round outdoor recreation within minutes in every direction. An attractive, safe and affordable city, we offer unequaled views, a thriving economy, exciting nightlife and “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” There are 21 national parks, forests, and monuments within a 7-hour drive of Salt Lake City which is also home to outstanding restaurants, theater, museums and art galleries, and the Sundance Film Festival in nearby Park City.

Interested individuals can apply at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/46025. Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Anne Kirchhoff, PhD, MPH, at anne.kirchhoff@hci.utah.edu.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.