University of Utah Staff Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/03/2015

Requisition Number PRN05117N

Job Title Staff Research Assistant

Working Title Staff 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 19

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday. Flexible work schedule. We will work around your class schedule.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00965 - DFPM-Div of Occup&Environ Hlth



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 13.50/hour

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

We are looking for a Research Assistant interested in working with a diverse research team. Hours are flexible (up to 20 hours/week). We will work around your school schedule. Our research assistants work as part of a team which includes physicians, PhDs, and graduate students on hypothesis testing research projects. Most research projects are hypothesis driven and funded by theCDC/NIOSH. Projects also include the development of evidence-based practice guidelines.

We can teach you any of the necessary skills as long as you are willing and eager to learn. Come to gain hands on experience in hypothesis driven research in a friendly and challenging environment


Research assistants will be working on a variety of projects and will be performing comprehensive literature searches, critically evaluating and summarizing medical literature, collecting and entering data from large epidemiological and experimental trials, interacting with patients and study subjects, and assisting PI’s, Research Associate’s, Post-doctoral fellows, etc. in the preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts. May edit research papers, project reports, and publication materials; may make arrangements for the printing and graphic art requirements for printed materials. May maintain an internal library on project information resources and data collected.

Minimum Qualifications

One year research experience or equivalency; demonstrated organizational and communication skills; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. An understanding of research protocols and procedures preferred.

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.


Successful applicants will have experience in OR a strong interest in obtaining knowledge in one or more of the following:

Hypothesis driven research, working in a team environment, public health, scientific research methods, scientific writing skills (e.g. abstracts, posters, manuscripts, reports), knowledge of data analysis (e.g.SAS,STATA), conducting exhaustive literature searches (e.g. PubMed,EBSCO, Cochrane,CINAHL, Scopus), reference manager software (e.g. Endnote).

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.