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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Targeted Research Training - Occupational Biomechanics

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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Targeted Research Training - Occupational Biomechanics

    The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupationaland Environmental Health (RMCOEH), involving faculty both faculty from the School of Medicine and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at theUniversity of Utah, has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in thearea(s) of exposure science, truck driver health and safety, and/oroccupational biomechanics. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in several ongoing, multi-disciplinary research projects focused on research in these signature areas. This effort is a component of the current NationalInstitute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Education and ResearchCenter (ERC) Targeted Research Training (TRT) grant awarded recently to the RMCOEH ( and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Research will occur under the supervision of either Dr. Darrah Sleeth (, Dr.Matthew Thiese (, or Dr. Andrew Merryweather (

    The selected candidate willhave a doctoral degree in a quantitative science, environmental health, orengineering field, with research experience in one or more of the above signature concentration areas. Preference will be given to candidates that havestrong epidemiological experience, laboratory skills (including hands-onexperience with aerosol measurement, gas and vapor sampling/analysis, ergonomics, biomechanics, sensor technology, and microfluidics), demonstrated communicationskills (written and oral), organizational and time management skills, theability to work independently and within collaborative teams, and enthusiasm for environmental science and occupational health. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the RMCOEH commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    The position is full-time with a multi-year duration, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The Universityof Utah ( is located in Salt Lake City, UT and in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains( To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to Ms. Toni Chambers( For full consideration applications should be received by August 30, 2016; the position will remain open until filled.

    For more information about this position please contact:
    Andrew S. Merryweather, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Director: Ergonomics and Safety Program
    Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
    The University of Utah
    1495 E. 100 S. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Office: MEK 1674
    Phone: 801.581.8118