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University of Utah Research Assistant/Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/25/2021

Requisition Number PRN25637B

Job Title PS Research Assistant/Analyst

Working Title Research Assistant/Analyst

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule Summary

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00pm to 8:00am with a 1-hour meal break. On-call for holidays and as needed during weekend and night hours to provide study coverage.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00931 - Ob/Gyn Research Network

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 19.22

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Obstetrics & Gynecology Research Network has an opening for a Research Assistant/Analyst to work the weekend overnight shift and to be part of our on-call team. This individual will provide support for research projects ranging from internal chart reviews to large, industry and federally funded studies. This individual will work closely with our investigators, study coordinators, clinic and research teams to carry out protocols in various areas of women’s and newborn’s health.

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 the Ob/Gyn Research site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


• Learn study protocols; assess for clarity and subject safety

• Review and understand inclusion/exclusion criteria

• Screen clinic schedules for potential study participants and healthy control participants

• Carry out study eligibility screening of patients in a clinical setting

• Recruit and consent eligible patients

• Explain the study protocol and inclusion criteria to physicians, patients, and health care providers in person and by phone; ensure participant understanding of the protocol

• Gather, record and enter data from study participants, charts, and EMR’s into study databases

• Maintain source documents, status reports, progress notes, and subject logs in accordance with FDA , HIPAA , and GCP guidelines

• Complete medical chart reviews

• Work with research teams and clinicians to meet enrollment goals and study deadlines

• Collect and process biospecimens and clinical measurements from study participants (phlebotomy training will be provided as needed)

• Assist in packaging and shipping of samples/biospecimens

• Report and track adverse events

• Document all protocol deviations, reconcile test article accountability at study close and prepare summary report for department and sponsor

• Attend team and study meetings

• Assist in maintaining stocks of supplies

• Work with confidential health information and complete the necessary trainings to do so

• Regulatory management and reporting

• Supports an inclusive, transparent and supportive work environment

• Reliable, displays a positive attitude, does not engage in gossip, supports the team and is flexible

• Communicates problems, issues and frustrations to supervisor and/or OB/ WCSL Leadership

• Other duties as assigned

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 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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


Successful candidates will be independent self-starters; willing to learn study interview, research and assessment techniques; have excellent communication and organizational skills; work well with a team and be comfortable with computer databases; seeks solutions to problems; invested in creating a sustainable infrastructure to support research; seeks solutions to problems; proactive in working on various protocols.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Familiarity with clinical research and study protocols

• Prior experience interacting with patients in a clinical setting

• Experience working in women’s health

• Phlebotomy certification

• Experience with biospecimen collection and processing

• Prior CITI , HIPAA , GCP and/or IATA training

• Familiarity with REDCap

• Spanish-speaking skills

• A background in nursing, science, or a related field

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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”). 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.