Job Information

University of Utah Research Assistant (PROTECT) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/13/2021

Requisition Number PRN11694N

Job Title Staff Research Assistant

Working Title Research Assistant (PROTECT)

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday; Sunday through Thursday

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 14.50 DOQ

Close Date

Job Summary

We are looking for a Research Assistant interested in working with a diverse research team. Hours are flexible (up to 19 hours/week). We have some flexibility to work around your school schedule. Our research assistants work as part of a team which includes physicians, PhDs, and graduate students on hypothesis testing research projects. This position is specific for a COVID -19 study. This research project is funded by the CDC . We can teach you any of the necessary skills as long as you are willing and eager to learn. Come to gain hands on experience in hypothesis driven in COVID -19 research in a friendly and challenging environment.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at DFPM if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

Compiles data from a variety of sources including interviews, questionnaires, literature sources, and medical and genealogical records; screen and enroll study participants; coordinate study visit; assemble specimen kits; collects, ships, and/or stores specimens; follow up with participants; enters information into the department’s computer system. Assists PI’s, Research Associate’s, Post-doctoral fellows, etc. in the preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts. Maintains up-to-date files and records of research data. Searches sources such as reference works, documents, statistical records, etc. and evaluates applicability of collected data to research subject. May draft correspondence to answer inquiries and respond to requests from outside agencies about specific projects. May edit research papers, project reports, and publication materials; may make arrangements for the printing and graphic art requirements for printed materials. May maintain an internal library on project information resources and data collected. Performs quality control through path audits in order to resolve discrepancies and overlaps with data. Schedules appointments, visits, and meetings.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuous: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuous: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

One year research experience or equivalency; demonstrated organizational and communication skills; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. An understanding of research protocols and procedures preferred.

Preferences

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

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) 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.