University of Utah Hourly Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 08/07/2014
Requisition Number PRN03649N
Job Title Hourly Research Assistant
Working Title Hourly Research Assistant Work-Study
Job Grade B
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Standard Hours per Week 20
Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary
flexible hours Mon.-Fri. between 8:00-5:00
Is this a work study job? Yes
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00143 - Psychology Department
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 9.28 to 12.00
NOTE: May close at anytime.
Research Assistant, with work-study funding, needed for Studies on Chronic Illness across the Lifespan
Research assistant is needed for 2 studies. The first is a 5-yearNIH(NIDDK) funded study examining how cognitive abilities may limit late adolescents’ ability to regulate diabetes problems and adhere to the diabetes regimen across emerging adulthood and how parental involvement may compensate for low abilities. The second study examines factors contributing to the experience of distress in patients diagnosed with head/neck cancers.
Duties include recruiting participants in medical settings (in-person and via phone), keeping in contact with participants (via phone and e-mail), and tracking participants as they complete electronic surveys. Person will also assist in maintaining datasets and preparation of online surveys. The research assistant will work within a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of investigators in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah with expertise in pediatrics, developmental, clinical, and quantitative psychology.
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.
Preference will be given to those with experience in psychology or related health field. Flexibility in work schedule will be a plus. Salary will be commensurate with the educational background and experience of the research assistant. The position would begin in August.
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.