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

Open Date 09/15/2020

Requisition Number PRN24278B

Job Title Research Assistant/Analyst

Working Title Research Assistant/Analyst

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday- Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00232 - General Internal Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School Of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant/Analyst. This is a full- time position to support Principal Investigators and Research Program Manager within the Division of General Internal Medicine for dissemination and implementation of a NIDDK funded weight management study. The successful candidate will assist in facilitating the conduct of clinical research by performing research duties in the clinical setting.

Actual responsibilities will vary according to the study’s timeline. In addition, the successful candidate for this position will assist in coordinating the implementation, quality control, and completion of the study protocol while accomplishing study objectives and maintaining compliance with guidelines set by government agencies.

The person in this position will have 3 primary areas of responsibility: 1) work with Principal Investigators and Research Program Manager in the implementation of the study’s weight management intervention 2) assist in the conduct of the clinical trial for the intervention and 3) serve as a liaison between research team, participants and clinical staff.

Specific responsibilities include assisting in protocol development and implementation, creation and piloting data collection forms, identification of potential participants, interfacing with participants, obtaining informed consents, scheduling study visits, supervising data collection, entering study data in databases, and distributing and maintaining documentation of patient incentives. Coordinator will use clinical research experience to perform multiple functions for this position.

Responsibilities

1.Work with Principal Investigators and Research Program Manager in the implementation of the study’s weight management intervention.

a.Assist Research Program Manager to oversee, assess and ensure participant safety and strict protocol implementation/adherence; compliance with GCP guidelines, federal regulations, institutional policies and procedures, and internal SOPs.

b.Assists in the preparation and submission of IRB , NIH , and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.

c.Assists the Project Manager in the development of study materials and protocols.

2.Assist in the conduct of the clinical trial for the intervention

a.Assists and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining participant population availability, obtaining informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting participants, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, answering subject inquiries, overseeing study visits and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.

b.Assist with dissemination of information about the protocol to clinical staff and auxiliary personnel.

c.Assists in development of reimbursement records.

d.Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations to research team.

e.Updates patient databases, investigational logs and records of procedures followed.

f. Maintains a strong referral basis by coordinating with clinical staff regarding available research project.

g. Plays a central role in assuring participant safety, ongoing maintenance of informed consent, integrity of protocol implementation accuracy of data collection, data recording and follow up.

0.Serve as a liaison between research team, participants and clinical staff.

a.Organizes the activities within the assigned grant proposals under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Research Program Manager.

1.This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

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

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

1.Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, health education or related field or equivalency

2.Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

3.Understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently

4.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.

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

Responsibilities

Collects and compiles data from a variety of sources; may enter data into a PC or computer terminal. Statistically analyzes data to include calculating the mean, median, and standard deviation, plotting scatter grams and performing multiple regression analysis in addition to other statistical computations. May edit research papers, project reports, proposals and curriculum materials prior to publication or presentation. Prepares format for final disposition of data; maintains an internal library on project information resources and final data collected. May work with research personnel in the design and preparation of research projects and in recording data.

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.

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

Preferences

•Preferred: Registered Dietitian with Obesity and Weight Management certification or Health Education Specialist and Wellness Coaching Certified with the Health Education Specialist exam or the National Health & Wellness Coach certification exam.

•Prior experience in weight management clinical or research areas.

•Must be a self-starter with exceptional organizational skills, ability to function independently, and attention to detail.

•Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new software programs.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.

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.

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