Job Information

University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/23/2020

Requisition Number PRN24973B

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50,000 to 130,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah seeks a highly motivated research associate to join its staff. This individual will work both independently and assist researchers in the field of data science, information technology, informatics, and advanced analytics to transform, analyze, and interpret healthcare data from multiple environments across the nation and evaluate or create new data analysis and data management tools. This work includes developing technologies and existing alternatives. This position will work closely with the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure resource center at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.


• Lead and co-Lead research in health services research, epidemiology, genomics and precision medicine and oncology.

• Utilize critical thinking to manage studies by planning, assisting with study design, developing statements of work and analysis plans, monitoring progress, evaluating data quality, analyzing data, and validating results.

• Participates in multiple quality improvement, data analytic and medical research projects.

• Direct collaborative projects within the University of Utah and other centers and partner institutions.

• Ability to write research proposals, grants, and manuscripts; direct preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials

• Collaborate with study and analytics team to test hypothesis, answer key questions, summarize data, and create reports.

• Oversee creation of software development and systems administration.

• Current with external factors that might influence research including legal and regulatory issues, informatics standards, data science developments and peer review.

• Promote program to internal and external teams including dissemination of results through scholarly writing and conferences.

• Ability to work independently and as a team player, to work on multiple projects under pressure and with tight timelines and maintain the attention to detail quality.

• Other research and operational functions as requested

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, Data Science or relevant education and/or equivalent training in health service research, epidemiology, informatics, data science, or a related field highly preferred. Post-graduate or post-doctoral training or relevant real-world experience in conducting health service research with experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, or data science is preferred.

• Training and experience in developing databases and applications

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Highly motivated and self-directed.

• Strong planning and time management skills.

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Team player who will enjoy working in a continual learning and growing atmosphere

• Capacity to effectively present results at conferences and meetings, to stakeholders and peers


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”). 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.