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

Open Date 12/08/2020

Requisition Number PRN10816N

Job Title Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Hourly Research Assistant

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

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Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19 to 40 - varies

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

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Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00196 - Health & Kinesiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12-$15/hr

Close Date

Job Summary

University of Utah researchers are seeking an candidate with strong analytical and communication skills to work on federally funded research examining balance, gait, mobility, and concussions. The candidate will work alongside engineers and physical therapists to analyze inertial sensor data to improve our understanding of balance control and the impact of concussions on balance, gait, and mobility. The candidate will work in the Neuromechanics and Applied Locomotion Laboratory in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, and they will have the opportunity to collaborate with senior scientists across multiple departments and other institutions.

  • * This position is grant funded with an expected end date of 8/31/2021 * *

Responsibilities

Uses data analysis programs ( MATLAB , Python, R) to calculate new measures of mobility from inertial sensor data; Statistically analyzes data to include calculating the mean, median, and standard deviation, plotting scatter grams and performing multiple regression analysis in addition to other statistical computations. May edit research papers, project reports, proposals and curriculum materials prior to publication or presentation. Prepares format for final disposition of data; maintains an internal library on project information resources and final data collected. May work with research personnel in the design and preparation of research projects and in recording data.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a engineering or a field related to the area of wearable sensors and signal processing, or equivalency; one year of experience in research and analytical techniques; demonstrated quantitative analysis experience using MATLAB ; previous experience designing experiments and analyzing human balance and locomotion data from accelerometers and gyroscopes; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

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

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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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.