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

Temporary? Yes

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

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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.