University of Utah Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/04/2016

Requisition Number PRN05443N

Job Title Graduate Research Assistant

Working Title Graduate Research Assistant

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area

Department 00136 - Family and Consumer Studies



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15,000 - 20,000/annually DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

Works with an existing database to extract, conduct quality control checks, and conduct data analysis for anNIH-sponsored project on physical activity and community design.


1.Collects, complies and stores accurate identified or acquired data in a computer database in order to provide access to such data for reliable analysis, scientific review, research purposes and/or reporting requirements.

2.Plans, compiles, analyzes, and produces data reports to facilitate reporting requirements and decisions necessitating analytical input.

3.Participates in the planning and design of metadata reporting forms and formats to establish data record systems and documents.

4.Communicates findings from data analysis in publication-ready tables or other formats. Co-authorship is encouraged, depending on participation level.

5.Prepares data for analysis, including initial assessments of data appropriateness and completeness.

6.Creates programming commands and conducts mixed models over two or three time periods. Data can be clustered within places, measured multiple times during a phase, and measured for two or three phases. Data may require analyses appropriate for Poisson or NegBin distributions.

7.Documents clearly any variables created to conduct analyses.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current University of Utah graduate student. Must have previously completed or are presently enrolled in University statistics course(s).

Familiarity and experience with multilevel repeated measures models essential. Experience and familiarity withSPSS,SAS, and/orHLMpreferred.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.