University of Utah PS Research Assistant/Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/18/2018

Requisition Number PRN16944B

Job Title Research Assistant/Analyst

Working Title PS Research Assistant/Analyst

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm. Some early mornings and later evenings may be required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00931 - Ob/Gyn Research Network

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 17.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Obstetrics & Gynecology Research Network has an opening for a Research Assistant. This individual will provide support for research projects ranging from internal chart reviews to large, federally funded studies. Work closely with our investigators, study coordinators, clinic and research teams to carry out protocols in various areas of women’s and newborn’s health.


• Learn study protocols

•Carry out study eligibility screening of patients in a clinical setting

•Recruit and consent eligible patients

•Explain the study protocol and inclusion criteria to physicians, patients, and health care providers in person and by phone

•Collect and process biospecimens and clinical measurements from study participants (phlebotomy training or refresher will be provided as needed)

•Collect and record required data on paper and/or in electronic form

•Complete medical chart reviews

•Work with research teams and clinicians to meet enrollment goals and study deadlines

•Assist in maintaining stocks of supplies

•Attend team and study meetings

•Work with confidential health information and complete the necessary trainings to do so

•Other duties as needed

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a Social or Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts, or a field related to the area of research, or equivalency; one year of experience in research and analytical techniques; demonstrated statistical and quantitative analysis experience; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

This is a patient sensitive position. Immunizations are required.


Successful candidates will be independent self-starters; willing to learn study interview, research and assessment techniques; have excellent communication and organizational skills; work well with a team and be comfortable with computer databases.

The ideal candidate will have:

•Prior experience interacting with patients in a clinical setting

•Experience with phlebotomy

•Experience with biospecimen collection and processing

•A background in nursing, science, or a related field

•Familiarity with clinical research and study protocols

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, 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 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.