Job Information

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

Details

Open Date 07/19/2022

Requisition Number PRN31535B

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 Day

Work Schedule Summary

Generally Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Occasional work on the weekends or evenings.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00991 - Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Primary Children’s Hospital has an opening for a Research Assistant/Analyst to work on a recently funded randomized controlled trial. The trial compares two different strategies for patient follow-up after hospital discharge. The individual who takes on this role will work closely with investigators, study coordinators, patients, and clinicians. The individual will be responsible for discussing patient eligibility with clinicians, recruiting and consenting patients into the trial, contacting patients to collect additional data after the patient leaves the hospital, and reviewing the patient’s medical record. This is an entry-level position and does not require previous experience in clinical research. Current students or anyone interested in gaining clinical or research experience in a prestigious learning environment are encouraged to apply.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage (https://www.hr.utah.edu/forms/lib/SummaryComparisonEmployeeHCP.pdf) at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/retire\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/paidLeave.php)
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/tuition.php) for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/fsa.php)
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefits

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Develop an understanding of study protocols; assess for clarity and subject safety
  • Review and understand inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Carry out study eligibility screening of hospitalized patients
  • 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
  • Complete medical chart reviews
  • Work with research teams and clinicians to meet enrollment goals and study deadlines
  • Report and track adverse events
  • Document all protocol deviations
  • Attend team and study meetings
  • Work with confidential health information and complete the necessary training to do so
  • Regulatory management and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Disclaimer

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

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.

Preferences

Department Specific Preferences

  • Fluency in Spanish, both oral and written

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

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.