University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/23/2016

Requisition Number PRN12499B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

M-F with occasional weekends as required by the lab.

VP Area

Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Depending on experience

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Develops research projects and is responsible for scientific design, conduct and interpretation, presenting results and publishing manuscripts.


1.Develops scientific research projects and acts as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator.

2.Researches and stays current with project related scientific literature.

3.Sets up new methods or assays to accomplish scientific objectives.

4.Identifies and implements creative solutions to overcome problems.

5.Organizes, interprets data and derives study conclusions.

6.Manages and trains research staff to achieve research goals.

7.Collaborates with internal and external investigators on multiple research projects ensuring scientific significance and feasibility.

8.Summarizes results of clinical studies in the form of scientific abstracts and manuscripts.

9.Serves as a resource to provide clinical and scientific information needed for various initiatives.

10.Contributes to teaching activities by preparing and presenting educational seminars.

11.Assists with grant preparation by researching background, significance and planning statistics.

12.Attends national conferences and presents results of clinical studies.

Specific duties include: physiology assays including fluorescence-based detection methods and ion flux assays.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. and 2 years of experience preferred


We are looking for someone conscientious, motivated and enthusiastic.

Type Benefited Staff

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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, 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 for information.

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