Job Information

University of Utah *Overnight* Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN13379N

Job Title PS Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title *Overnight* Research Assistant

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week up to 10 hrs/week

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 00196 - Health & Kinesiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range up to $18 DOE

Close Date

Job Summary

Primarily responsible for monitoring sleep research participants during overnight study visits in clinical research settings at the University of Utah Hospital and the College of Health Research Complex. Our studies are focused on understanding the cardio-metabolic health consequences of short sleep duration and circadian misalignment, and developing new sleep and circadian- based interventions that help prevent cardio-metabolic disease (obesity, diabetes, heart disease) in populations such as shift workers, medical and military personnel, students, first-responders, and in the transportation industry. Additionally, will be responsible for helping manage undergraduate research assistants during study visits and conducting some other non-overnight study visits such as consent and check-in appointments. The schedule will be dependent on study visits and therefore will have variable hours that are scheduled 2-4 weeks in advance.

Hourly pay: $18

Shift length: about 5-8 hours

Shift frequency: 0-10 times per month


1. Oversees compliance to sleep research protocols; manages quality control, completion and

submission of study-related documentation; prepares reports for organizations and


2. Follow detailed and time-sensitive study protocols.

3. Oversees and organizes study visit preparation including checking equipment and providing study participants reminders for their visits.

4. Communicates with team efficiently if any adverse events and protocol deviations occur during study visits.

5. Monitors study enrollment goals

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.


1 or more years of volunteer or work experience in the healthcare field. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPAA and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently. Completion of University Research Education Clinical Certification within one year of hire required. Ability to stay awake during overnight study visits.

Departments may require IRB CITI Course or IATA DGR training within a specified


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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