University of Utah Project Support Specialist (Work Study) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/04/2018

Requisition Number PRN08043N

Job Title Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Project Support Specialist (Work Study)

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10 -15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

The selected candidate will work a flexible schedule, 10 – 15 hours per week, Monday – Friday; hours may be negotiated upon hire.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01473 - SOM Finance/Admin

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00 - $15.00 / hour, depending on experience

Close Date

Job Summary

The U of U School of Medicine is seeking a work study student to assist with scholarly projects undertaken by Dr. Boyd Richards, Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Vice Dean’s Office of Education. These projects involve different types of investigations (both qualitative and quantitative) focused on teaching and learning in the health sciences. Projects often involve collaboration with health sciences faculty and students.

This position qualifies for our textbook loan program


Primary duties will vary according to assigned scholarly projects but may include:

1.Input, manage, analyze, and report project-specific data using Access,SPSS, and/or Excel

2.Coordinate logistics of project events and tracking of project activities

3.Provide administrative support as needed

Minimum Qualifications



Preference will be given to those with experience in research and/or students majoring in a research-focused social and behavioral science program.

Special consideration will be given to students who are interested in working over the course of several semesters.

We offer a textbook loan program which provides up to $500 toward the purchase of required textbooks to students who are invited to work for us for a second semester.

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.