Job Information

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

Open Date 05/05/2020

Requisition Number PRN23647B

Job Title Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Hourly Research Assistant

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00902 - Pediatric Urology Development

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 14.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs varied support functions, including gathering and contributing information or materials for research projects.



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Problem Solving

Compiles data from a variety of sources including interviews, literature sources and medical and genealogical records.

Enters information into department’s computer system.

Assists research employees in preparing manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts.

Maintains up to date files and records of research data.

Searches sources such as reference works, documents, statistical records and evaluates applicability of collected data to research subject.

Drafts correspondence to answer inquiries and responds to requests from agencies about specific projects.

Edits research papers, project reports and publication materials.

Arranges for the printing and graphic art requirements for printed materials.

Maintains an internal library on project information resources and data collected.

Performs quality control through path audits in order to resolve discrepancies and overlaps with data.

Schedules appointments, visits and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of research experience or equivalency required; 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.


An understanding of research protocols and procedures.

Type Benefited Staff

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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). 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.