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Apply Now: NLM Postdoctoral Fellow Position

University of Utah has a National Library of Medicine T15 Training Grant postdoctoral position open as of January 2021.  As one of the largest biomedical informatics training programs in the world, the department's faculty and students are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and interests.

Are you ready to be a part of our department’s pioneering spirit?  We are proud to be the first Biomedical Informatics Department in the world.  Please take a moment and check out:

The breadth and depth of research opportunities at The University of Utah is unmatched because of close relationships with collaborating institutions, state and local public health agencies and access to the world’s finest genealogy database, the Utah Population Database. New cutting-edge projects are developing the next generation research infrastructure. The program is unique for its strength in each of the primary teaching and research areas: clinical informatics, informatics for translational and clinical research and public health informatics.

Abundant research opportunities focusing on federated search, medical decision support, public health surveillance, and grid computing, to name a few, are supported in conjunction with The University of Utah Center for Translational and Clinical Science, renewed funding for a Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and a highly competitive National Library of Medicine Training Grant.

Real-world clinical informatics research is ongoing at several of our collaborating institutions: Intermountain Healthcare, home of the renown HELP electronic medical record, University of Utah Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, and the Utah Department of Health.

This grant funds three postdoctoral positions limited to US citizens or green card holders.

We are looking for postdoctoral trainees with a doctorate in a health-related field (MD, PhD, PharmD, or other healthcare doctorate).   Position available in January 2021.  Postdoctoral applications do not follow the general admissions process and/or timelines.  Please contact for more information.

Trainees in this category are strongly encouraged to pursue Biomedical Informatics postdoctoral training, leading to a degree (Masters or PhD).

The position is funded for up to 3 years. Stipend support rates can be found on the NLM website.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct projects independently, maintains records and databases
  • Provide mentorship and supervise the work of graduate students and provide expert opinion and guidance on data analysis and experimental design.
  • Participate and present research outputs in group meetings, collaborative meetings, project retreats and seminars. Present at national and international conferences
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, not responsible for generating grant funds
  • May participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.

  • Working Title: NLM Postdoctoral Fellow – Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Department: Home Dept – Biomedical Informatics
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Salt Lake City
  • Job Category: Academic/Research
  • Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: NA
  • Shift Type: NA