The University of Utah (UU) Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC) and UU Health Plans (UofU Health Plans), provide a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Outcomes Research to inform Health Policy decision making. The fellowship program is designed to:
Educate the fellow on outcomes research principles and applications, and their use in evaluating health care products and services;
Provide experience in designing research studies which examine economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes; and
Provide training and experience necessary for the fellow to practice outcomes research in a pharmaceutical company, academic institute, managed care organization or healthcare facility.
In the beginning of the program, the fellow will work under the direct supervision of faculty and second year fellows. As the fellow progresses through the program, he or she will be expected to demonstrate independence in developing and completing research related activities. It is expected that through project involvement, the fellow will present at least one abstract at a national meeting, such as Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) or International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and submit at least two manuscripts for journal publication from work completed during fellowship.
The fellow will gain these skills through direct participation in PORC research projects in collaboration with UUHP. These activities include:
Research questions and hypothesis generation;
Research proposal development;
Data collection and management;
Development of data and statistical analysis plans;
Project management and generation of reports;
Presentations locally and nationally;
National posters and manuscripts;
Knowledge of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) as a practice site; and
Participation in PBM clinical programs.
The fellowship is a two-year program beginning in July and is based at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in the L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute and at the University of Utah Health Plans located in Murray, Utah with time at both sites.
Once all of the applications have been collected and reviewed, successful applicants will be contacted for a remote interview. Successful interviewees may then be contacted for an in-person formal interview.
The application deadline is February 15th. All application documents, including letters of reference and transcripts, must be received by that date to be considered for the position.
Eligible candidates must have a doctorate in pharmacy or an advanced degree in economics, health policy, pharmacy, medicine, or related area.
Experience in outcomes research, health economics, or related field of research is preferred. Candidates must also have excellent clinical, written and oral communication skills. Experience in managed care through course work or experience is preferred.
About University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC), located within the academic environment of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah, was created in 2002. Over the last 14 years, the Center has brought in over $20 million dollars in research grants and contracts. PORC personnel have expertise in health economics, modeling, pharmacoepidemiology, various clinical subspecialties, drug information, statistical analysis and programming, and database management. The Center has affiliated faculty members, support staff, outcomes research fellows, research associates, and eight PhD students of Pharmacotherapy Outcomes and Health Policy.Collectively, the Center has over 250 each of peer-reviewed publications and abstracts presented at national and international meetings and have given over 100 invited presentations at national and international professional society meetings.
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