University of Utah Student Research Asst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/27/2017

Requisition Number PRN06596N

Job Title Student Research Asst

Working Title Student Research Asst

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

To be determined.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Health Sciences


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 7.25 to 14.18

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

Works on the ColoCare study, a patient cohort of colorectal cancer patients: Prepares, verifies and enters data into computerized information systems. Contacts study patients to conduct phone-based interviews. Assists in miscellaneous office duties and research activities. Potential for an individual research project.


No previous experience necessary; interest and willingness to learn is mandatory. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

This position is ideal for an undergraduate / graduate student interested in health-care or research/science as a career. There is potential for a research project within the ColoCare study based on interest and ability (


1.Enters information into computerized information systems (e.g., Teleform) and reviews input against source documents for accuracy and edits as needed.

2.Runs queries and reports.

3.Reviews completed patient questionnaires for quality, accuracy and completeness and ensure correct data is entered into study database

4.Potentially contacts study patients to conduct questionnaire interviews over the phone.

5.Prepares and mails research participant packets for recruitment and follow-up.

6.Assists with miscellaneous office duties, such as ordering materials, organizing patient charts, etc.

7.Participates in regular study team meetings.

8.Participates in other study related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications


Previous data entry experience. Previous patient/customer contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Questions: Please contact Candice Garcia at (801) 213-5772 or Jennifer Ose at (801) 213-5762.

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.