Job Information

University of Utah Research Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN27765B

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 Academic Affairs

Department 00167 - CSW Social Research Institute

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000-$50,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Social Research Institute ( SRI ) seeks a Research Analyst to assist in the coordination and data analysis for research projects focused on child and social welfare. This position involves working closely with other research members at SRI , state agency staff and administrators.

University of Utah College of Social Work is piloting Hybrid work. The Research Analyst will work a minimum of 2 days per week from the University of Utah main campus located in SLC , and the remaining days from home.


The work requires both independent work and collaboration with SRI internal team as well as contact with community programs. This position may require local travel.

Essential Functions

The Research Analyst will work with other research members in SRI and social service programs across the state of Utah. Each program is enrolled in a multiyear evaluation process that includes the following components for which the successful candidate will be responsible:

1) Conducting evaluations of program quality using a structured assessment;

2) Collecting data including surveys and administrative data;

3) Coordination of research efforts, including focus groups, interviews, observations, and file review;

4) Synthesize research findings and literature review for public dissemination;

5) Presenting evaluation and improvement results to state-level administration.

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. Experience in quantitative or qualitative research methods is required, with experience in both preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, research/project coordination, literature review, and writing skills are necessary.


Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree desired.

• A strong desire to improve the quality of social service programming.

• The ability to establish strong working alliances with program administration and staff.

• Understanding of evidence-based practice and program evaluation.

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.