Job Information

University of Utah Research Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/19/2021

Requisition Number PRN28084B

Job Title Research Analyst

Working Title Research Analyst

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

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 $38,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Adult Division within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah seeks a Research Analyst to conduct advanced processing and advanced statistical analysis of complex neuroimaging data; and to interpret results. The work will involve using neuroimaging data and other measure from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. The individual will be working within Dr. Welsh’s lab, as well as working closely with collaborators at Indiana University. The individual will be using Linux based systems, will heavily rely on the R statistical package and will also use various open-source neuroimaging packages.

This is a 1-year position that is funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.


Essential Function

1.Data management of neuroimaging and related data from the ADNI repository.

2.Conducting neuroimaging data preprocessing.

3.Conducting neuroimaging data quality control.

4.Complete process documentation and management.

5.Working with open-source neuroimaging packages such as FSL , ANTs, SPM , FreeSurfer, HPC Workbench.

6.Writing custom processing pipelines within the R and bash computer languages.

7.Conducting non-image data quality control.

8.Working closely with PI and other Co-Investigators.

9.Writes research proposals, grants, and manuscripts; directs preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials.

10.Code management within git.

11.May devise methods for data processing and analysis.

12.May supervise junior research staff.

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 related scientific field, or equivalency, plus two years of related experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. A valid Utah Driver’s License may be required in certain departments.


Individuals who also have experience with neuroimaging data and neuroimaging data processing.

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.