Job Information

University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/02/2021

Requisition Number PRN27550B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

To be determined.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00143 - Psychology Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.00 per hour

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Research Associate will serve as a project coordinator for two studies on: (1) prenatal opioid exposure and (2) risk for suicide in postpartum women.

Position is guaranteed for one year with the option of extending to two years.


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


1. The Project Coordinator will have two core duties. The first duty is to support collection efforts for a research project examining how prenatal exposure to opioids is related to child health outcomes. The second is to serve as project coordinator for a study on risk for suicide in postpartum women. The Project Coordinator will work closely with project staff and participants and thus must have excellent interpersonal skills.

2. Ideally will have worked with pregnant women in some capacity

3. Willingness to work with pregnant women who use substances and/or are suicidal

4. Ideally worked in a research laboratory in the area of psychology or related field

5. Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends to accommodate data collection.

6. Strong organization and administrative skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness to include scheduling, data management, word processing, spreadsheets, work with REDCap software a plus

7. Critical thinking skills along with the ability to discuss and solve problems and issues that may arise

8. Experience working with low-income families preferred

9. Familiarity with SPSS preferred

10. May assist in the preparation of grant proposals, research materials, and outreach publication

11. May monitor the progress of project participants and administer assessments to pregnant women

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications: Post-baccalaureate student. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills, and organizational skills are required. Ability to interact with high-risk populations is required.


Prior research experience in the area of clinical or developmental psychology is encouraged.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applicant should list the names and contact information of 3 references.

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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For more information:

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.