Job Information

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

Details

Open Date 08/09/2022

Requisition Number PRN31807B

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

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01916 - C-MIIND

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $16.83 - $19.22

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C- MIIND ) is looking for a strong candidate who is interested in being a member of a research team dedicated to doing their part in solving today’s opioid epidemic.

This available position is for a Research Assistant/Analyst who will work on federally funded trials of mindfulness-based therapy for chronic pain, opioid misuse, and addiction (Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, see https://drericgarland.com/about-m-o-r-e/), and other adjunctive therapies (e.g., neurofeedback, virtual reality, ketamine assisted psychotherapy) The research assistant/analyst will be responsible for the conduct of clinical and biobehavioral research. The research assistant/analyst will recruit, enroll, and assess patients with multiple comorbidities, including chronic pain, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders.

The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C- MIIND ) was established in May 2017 at the University of Utah with the following mission: to develop, test, optimize, and disseminate mindfulness and other integrative health interventions by translating discoveries from basic biobehavioral science into solutions for health and society. C-MIIND’s research efforts target complex, comorbid chronic health and mental health problems (chronic pain, opioid misuse, obesity, depression, addiction, etc.) that have not yet been solved by traditional medical approaches.

Ultimately, the Center strives to advance a vision of a new model of healthcare, in which behavioral health experts work in tandem with medical providers to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of people afflicted by an array of disorders and illnesses. The synergy generated by such integrative efforts will alleviate suffering and promote human flourishing to a degree unrealized in previous eras of health care reforms.

Responsibilities

  • Recruits participants via phone calls and in-person recruiting
  • Explains and obtains informed consent, medical history and demographics
  • Conducts research assessments, which include structured assessments of psychological symptoms, cognitive tasks, and psychophysiological measures
  • Processes, cleans, and enters data into study databases
  • Maintains study databases
  • Follow-up contacts with research participants to help retain them in the studies and prevent study attrition.
  • Maintain contact with IRB and prepare and submit IRB documents as needed.

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

Clinical trial experience involving direct patient contact; psychophysiological research experience; experience on federal research grants (e.g., NIH , DOD ); experience working with chronic pain, mental health, and/or substance abuse.

IRB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within three months of hire.

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.