Job Information

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


Open Date 01/15/2021

Requisition Number PRN10869N

Job Title Hrly Graduate Student

Working Title Data Research Assistant

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 01438 - HCI Anne Kirchhoff Program

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15 - $20

Close Date

Job Summary

Part-time data research assistant to support ongoing clinical and epidemiologic pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer studies. Coordinates the implementation, data management, and completion of research studies while assisting the Principal Investigator, Senior Data and Project Manager, and other study staff in determining and accomplishing study objectives. Assists with IRB and data use agreements for multiple research studies. Manages, cleans, and links complex administrative data using statistical software (e.g., SAS , Stata). Contributes to statistical analyses, both descriptive and basic analytical statistics. Supports research studies in an administrative and operational capacity while contributing to the scientific objectives of the research studies. The candidate will work in collaboration with health care providers, health researchers, and statisticians. This position would be a good fit for a graduate student with potential opportunities for tuition stipends.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.


•Supports day-to-day project activities, including completion of IRB materials, tracking and developing data use agreements, tracking project requirements, scheduling investigator meetings, and generating meeting minutes.

•Data management, including validating patient and administrative data, reviewing and updating information from paper and electronic records, linking and merging large datasets from multiple administrative and medical record sources, and developing analytic datasets.

•Accurate documentation of data management and analytic activities

•Develop and maintain project specific databases with the help of other research staff, along with generating procedures to review/maintain databases.

•Contributes to study design, statistical analysis, and editing of manuscripts and tables

•Assists the Principal Investigator and Senior Data and Project Manager in the development of study protocols, manages human subjects requirements including IRB paperwork and procedures (new proposals, amendments, continuing reviews).

•Conducts manuscript literature review and assists with manuscript preparation and editing.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field, plus two years of related experience. Demonstrated human relations, organizational, problem-solving, and effective communication skills required.


•Experience with Utah Population Database and Utah Cancer Registry data management, or management of other longitudinal datasets

•Experience with ICD -9/10 coding systems, electronic medical record data, or ability to learn electronic patient record platforms.

•Background in cancer research, surveillance, or public health research

•Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics), either complete or current enrollment

•Expertise with SAS or Stata

•Experience or familiarity with database management systems and query languages

•Effective written and oral communication and scientific writing skills

•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.) and Endnote

•Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

•Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA , and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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