University of Utah Research Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/23/2018

Requisition Number PRN17892B

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

This is a full-time position, with travel across Utah up to about 40% time.

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 $31,600 to $45,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Social Research Institute seeks a Research Analyst to work as an Implementation Facilitator for programs serving youth who are receiving substance abuse treatment and/or involved in the juvenile justice system. The goal of an Implementation Facilitator is to evaluate and improve social service programs using the principles of Implementation Science.

The work requires both independent work and collaboration withSRIinternal team as well as weekly contact with program partners.


In a multi-skilled role, the Research Analyst will work with social service programs across the state of Utah. Each program is enrolled in a multiyear improvement process that includes the following components for which the successful candidate will be responsible:

1) Conducting on-site evaluations of program quality.

2) Collecting data including surveys and administrative data.

3) Developing a program improvement plan in collaboration with the program.

4) Working with program staff to ensure improvement plan is implemented.

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.


•Master’ s Degree in a social service field

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

•The ability to establish strong working alliances with program administration and staff, often using Motivational Interviewing principles

•Be supportive of evidence- based practice

•Current knowledge of or willingness to learn the following content: I) Principles of Implementation Science; 2) Evidence- based practices and principles for adolescent

substance abuse and juvenile offending, including relapse prevention and the principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity.

•Ability to translate evidence-based principles for non-technical audiences

•Adept with MS office applications ( i.e. Word, Excel. and PowerPoint)

•Ability to pass a backg round check

•A valid drivers license

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please submit a sample of your own writing that you feel best reflects your abilities and, where possible, is related to the job.

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.