Job Information

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

Open Date 05/26/2021

Requisition Number PRN11215N

Job Title PS Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Hourly Research Assistant

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

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 U of U Health - Academics

Department 00913 - Pediatric Surgery Development

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 15.38

Close Date

Job Summary

This is a work-study position, you should only apply if you have been granted work-study.

Prepares, collects, verifies and enters data into computerized information systems for clinical trials and research. Consents patients and assists with protocol procedures.

This position is Category I: Mandatory Required on Campus or at Health Care Facilities as long as you are healthy without COVID -19 symptoms.


1. Enters information into computerized information systems in a timely and accurate manner in compliance with contracted sponsor requirements.

2. Researches and evaluates all documents for accuracy and completeness to ensure correct data is entered.

3. Assist PI in completing study procedures.

4. Consents patients

5. Maintain good clinical research records.

6. Reviews input against source documents for accuracy and edits as needed.

7. Maintains document master files for backup and verification.

8. May be required to run queries and reports.

9. Create patient subject binders, print off source documents, identify potential adverse events and serious adverse events to bring to the PI and CRC’s attention.

10. Ensure data audit readiness and accountability.

11. May be required to perform clerical duties such as filing.

Problem Solving

The Research Assistant follows department, University of Utah, and State and Federal laws associated with the assigned area. Once fully trained, incumbents in this position are able to evaluate information and make a determination regarding the status or completeness of the information.

Incumbents in this position work under close supervision, perform repetitive tasks and may be required to perform under strict deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

Willingness to learn.

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

Applicants with medical terminology/ experience preferred.

Applicants with RedCap database experience preferred, but not required.

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


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.