Job Information

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


Open Date 11/01/2023

Requisition Number PRN36788B

Job Title PS 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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00868 - Psychiatry - Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.83

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Serves as an abstractor and research assistant for the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities ( URADD ) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (UT- ADDM ) Project, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded study. Receives, gathers, and assists in obtaining data to conduct public health surveillance for autism spectrum disorder.

The hire will work within a small group and receive training and technical assistance in methods used for data collection, analysis, and quality assurance. Enters data into a computer database and retrieves, corrects, or deletes previously entered data. Decides on the need for additional data and information to abstract and interpret information maintained in health and education records. Participates in URADD education and outreach efforts.


1. Collects and compiles data from a variety of sources including paper and electronic health and education record sources using a PC laptop computer.

2. Uses health, education, and autism-related knowledge to make decisions regarding data collection, action, and communication that have an impact on program surveillance activities.

3. Travels to educational and health care facilities in Salt Lake, Davis, and Tooele counties.

4. Cleans and finalizes data to meet project requirements; creates and maintains an internal library describing project data resources.

5. May work with research personnel to design and prepare project deliverables.

6. Educates members of the public about autism and URADD at community education and outreach activities.

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 education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); 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 position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. 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.


One year of experience in research and analytical techniques; basic knowledge of medical and educational terminology; knowledge and experience using basic computer database applications; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

A valid Utah Driver’s license and the capacity to lift 20 pounds.

Type Benefited Staff

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

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