University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/02/2017

Requisition Number PRN14390B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00272 - CON Nursing

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 62000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah College of Nursing is a community of scholars engaged in exemplary programs of funded research and distinguished scholarship. The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center’s mission is to provide exceptional centralized support services that facilitate faculty success with research development, grant submission and management, and scholarly activity. Our faculty work in teams known as RITes (Research Intensive Teams) – thematically coherent, synergistic, innovative teams that enable studies due to the climate, facilities, and research resources that our center can uniquely provide.

This position will support the RITe teams and faculty in grant preparations and submission, and works collaboratively with faculty for the advancement of their research programs. The successful candidate will be able to work independently under minimal supervision, also as part of a team, and manage timelines and day to day processes for those research teams.


•As an integral member of the assigned research teams, leads the administrative processes necessary for the successful completion and delivery of research projects.

•Takes initiative to establish cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

•Proactive in coordinating the functions of research teams for the successful submission of proposals for external funding. Interpret proposal application guidelines and proactively manage processes required to obtain necessary data and information.

•Manages the proposal submission process and assists research teams with the preparation of those proposals, including budgets. This will include determining research procedures and preparing sponsor and UU documents.

•Apply project management skills to ensure research team timelines and goals are met with minimal supervision from team leader.

•Responsible for resolving any issues that arise with the execution of the research program and maintain working relationships with program partners.

•Maintain professional working relationships with various stakeholders both internal and external to the College of Nursing in order to obtain data and statistics required for their successful application to the research enterprise.

•Manage Just in Time process with federal agencies and submit Just in Time documents.

•Prioritize assigned personal workload with minimal supervision to manage competing deadlines. Prioritize team workload to manage competing deadlines. Proactively informs PI and team leaders of timeline issues and how they will be addressed.

•Participate as a member of the research enterprise core support team. Will report to the Director, Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center and is responsible to research team leaders. Must be able to work as an integral team member for the delivery of services.

•Develop and archive proposal preparation resources for future use.

•Complete all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalency, graduate degree preferred.

•Four years of related experience with progressively increasing responsibility.

•Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

•Functions effectively as a team member; project management experience preferred.

•Strong coordination and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

•Previous experience in higher education setting preferred.

•Experience in preparing proposals for external funding (particularly those to the National Institutes of Health).

•Experience with Microsoft Office software applications,, Cayuse 424 preferred.

•Scientific or academic writing and editorial expertise strongly preferred.

•This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

•This is a temporary, benefitted position from date of hire to Oct 31, 2017.

•Successful applicant will work .75FTE. Work schedule to be determined with supervisor, with the expectation that applicant’s schedule will take place primarily during normal business hours (8:30am-5:00pm).

•Applicants should be able to provide writing sample (preferably previously submitted grant application) upon request.

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.