Job Information

University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN12996N

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student


Standard Hours per Week 8

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00868 - Psychiatry - Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $38,000

Close Date

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry seeks a highly motivated Research Associate to join the Multifaceted Exploration of the Neurobiology of Depressive Disorders (MEND2) Lab. This individual will work both independently and assist MEND2 Lab members supporting various research projects that relate to mood disorders in adolescents, mothers, and young adults, and will focus most of their efforts on the RuMeChange study (rumination reduction and depression prevention in teens). Preference will be given to applicants who are current students and have connections to or prior outreach experience with on campus groups, high school liaison experience to assist with recruitment.


Your responsibilities will include: conducting research in the area of affect, cognition, and mood disorders. You may be involved in all stages of research, including project development, data collection, data analysis, and testing. You may coordinate study elements for the RuMeChange project, and will be assisting with daily tasks associated with recruitment, data collection and analysis. This position is specific to individuals who have experience and/or interest in working with diverse communities, and aims to support the RuMeChange recruitment process through identifying avenues for study engagement of diverse communities. Other opportunities will arise within the MEND2 lab for growth and expansion of duties and tasks.

Minimum Qualifications


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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


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.