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


Open Date 05/16/2018

Requisition Number PRN17216B

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 President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 15.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant Analyst to work with an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute on health communication studies. These studies include examining communication about genetic information within families and the public’s attitudes about data sharing. This position will assist in gathering, organizing, and analyzing study data.


This is a full-time position. The duties of the position will include:

•Recruitment of study participants


•Collecting data through methods such as interviews and surveys

•Entering data

•Coding qualitative interview data

•Analyzing quantitative data

•Maintaining files and records of research data

•Assisting with the preparation and submission of scientific papers and presentations

•Assisting the investigator with other tasks as needed

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 should have a bachelor’s degree in public health, communication, psychology, or a related field with at least one year of research experience. The applicant should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be detail oriented with strong organizational skills. She or he should be able to work independently and as part of a team.

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.