The Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), involving faculty both faculty from the School of Medicine and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher in the area(s) of exposure science, truck driver health and safety, and/or occupational 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 National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center (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 will have a doctoral degree in a quantitative science, environmental health, or engineering field, with research experience in one or more of the above signature concentration areas. Preference will be given to candidates that have strong epidemiological experience, laboratory skills (including hands-on experience with aerosol measurement, gas and vapor sampling/analysis, ergonomics, biomechanics, sensor technology, and microfluidics), demonstrated communication skills (written and oral), organizational and time management skills, the ability 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 University of Utah ( is located in Salt Lake City, UT and in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains(

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for funding. 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 October 28, 2016; the position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is January 2017.

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
Email.: a.merryweather at