University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah84165


Open Date 06/13/2017

Requisition Number PRN14459B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate Biostatistician

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50000 to 75000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. No

Job Summary

The goal of the Research Associate is to carry out first-rate research while promoting and facilitating collaborative work in Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) of the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Department of Surgery and the Division of Epidemiology. The successful candidate will design and develop major research activities such as preparing analysis tables and data dictionaries, data programming, statistical analysis, and reporting and interpreting analysis results, providing assistance in preparation of manuscripts for publication.


Essential Functions

1.Leads consultation with study investigators in the areas of protocol development, study design, analysis plan, sample size / power calculations, and interpretation of study data.

2.Participates as a key contributor and co-author in the preparation and submission of grants, manuscripts, and presentations.

3.Provides statistical leadership within theSDBCand Division of Epidemiology. These responsibilities may vary based on current needs or opportunities identified, but may include teaching, supervision of other staff, mentoring others in the research process, or developing own methodological research.

4.Work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines,

5.Provides statistical analysis programming, including completion of descriptive and inferential analyses and the interpretation of results.

6.Reviews data for discrepancies, interact with data managers, and create analysis datasets.

7.Conforms to statistical programming and analysis standards and assists in the development of standards and contribute to process improvement.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a minimum of a PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must be an expert in the application of a wide range of basic and advanced statistical techniques, and be able to independently learn and apply new statistical techniques. Expert knowledge of both analysis and dataset programming in at least one statistical programming language such asSASor R is required. Good communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain statistical techniques and present data results, are also required.


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.