University of Utah Hourly Research Assistant - Work Study in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/15/2018

Requisition Number PRN08417N

Job Title Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Hourly Research Assistant - Work Study

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 15-20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

9 AM – 3 PM preferred but hours are flexible.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00163 - Educational Psychology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 17.31

Close Date

Job Summary

This job posting is available to both University of Utah students (including those who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year) and non-student employees.

This is position is for a 15-20 hr/week applied research assistant. No prior experience is required and on the job training will be provided. The applicant must be able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions, have the ability to keep accurate records, and demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills

A general knowledge of primary educational settings is beneficial (i.e., elementary schools) and an interest in psychology; the ability to follow directions, relative comfort using technology, sustained attention for 15-30 minutes, and responds effectively to feedback is critical.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


1. Complete daily observations of students and teachers through videoconferencing during school hours.

2. Attend weekly lab meeting on Friday’s from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

3. Respond quickly to lab members re: research

4. Code and enter data

5. Files and maintain research records and logs of research data.

6. Perform lab administrative tasks, assist in grant writing, support various research projects

The incumbent follows well-established laboratory procedures to complete work. Sensitive or unusual situations are referred to the supervisor. Work is performed under the close supervision of senior laboratory personnel. Work is frequently reviewed for accuracy and to ensure adherence to research protocols.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications


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.