Job Information

University of Utah Research Assistant - Edelman Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/12/2021

Requisition Number PRN28011B

Job Title Research Assistant/Analyst

Working Title Research Assistant - Edelman Lab

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 30-40 hours per week, depending on FTE status determined at hire date.

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00272 - CON Nursing

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.02 - $18.00 hourly

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Research Assistant will assist the Evaluation Director and Research Analyst for the Gerontology Workforce Enhancement Program ( GWEP ), and the Nurse Education Practice, Quality, and Retention ( NEPQR ) federally-funded Health Resources Services Administration ( HRSA ) grants. Under the direction of the Program and Evaluation Directors, the Research Assistant will gather data from a variety of grant-sponsored programs to meet objectives and compliance within the federal HRSA guidelines. The Research Assistant is responsible for supporting data-gathering operations and will build, track, report and clean data for the HRSA databases, provide statistical analyses, generate data reports, and assist in evaluation outcomes. They will support project quality improvement, including identifying best practices literature searches, and other administrative work as directed by the program or evaluation directors. The Research Assistant will be responsible for data entry in Qualtrics and any other program evaluation activities as needed. This position requires strong organization and communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and follow-through skills. Demonstrated attention to detail, a strong work ethic and high-quality service orientation to staff, faculty, and community stakeholders required.

For a qualified candidate, we would consider hiring at 30-40 hours per week or .75 – 1.0 FTE , which meets full-time benefits eligibility.


• Participates in collecting and compiling data from a variety of sources and programs.

• Assists in data and survey entry in programs such as Excel, Qualtrics, and other statistical computations.

• Assists in preparation of performance and annual HRSA reports and final disposition of data.

• Records data and assists in preparation of reports from retreats, workshops, community learning modules, and online presentations.

• Works with evaluation and statistics personnel in the design and preparation of projects and in presenting and publishing data.

• Takes notes at meetings and supports faculty and staff regarding grant-related activities as needed.

• Ensures that grant objectives are adhered to and achieved.

• Other grant-related activities as needed and requested by Program and Evaluation directors.

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.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


-Strong skills in Excel and Office suite; especially Excel for data management (building databases, tracking data, cleaning data, and generating reports)

-Qualtrics skills

-Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, verbal, and written communication skills

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.