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


Open Date 06/06/2017

Requisition Number PRN06906N

Job Title Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Project Support Specialist (Work Study)

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10 - 15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible hours, Monday – Friday

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01473 - SOM Finance/Admin

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00 - $15.00 / hour, depending on experience

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

The U of U School of Medicine is seeking a work study student to provide intellectual and technical support for projects undertaken by Dr. Boyd Richards, Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Vice Dean’s Office of Education. These projects center on scholarship stemming from learner and/or program evaluation and often include health sciences faculty with whom Dr. Richards is collaborating.

Preference will be given to those with experience in research and/or students majoring in a research-focused social and behavioral science program. Salary will be commensurate with the educational background and experience of the research assistant.


Primary duties will vary according to assigned scholarly projects but may include:

1. Input, manage, analyze, and report project-specific data using Access,SPSS, and/or Excel.

2. Coordinate logistics of project events and tracking of project activities.

3. Provide administrative support as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work autonomously with supervision

Ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of faculty, staff, and students

Strong organizational skills and the ability to set priorities, manage multilple tasks, and complete assignments

Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point

Familiarity with Access, Qualtrics, andSPSSpreferred

Special consideration will be given to students who are interested in working over the course of several semesters.

This job posting is only available to University of Utah students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login toCISand go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.


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.