Job Information

University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/12/2021

Requisition Number PRN27980B

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 01624 - KORENBERG RESEARCH

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Research Associate functions as required by Dr. Korenberg, the Principal Investigator, and her designated associates in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, and the CTSI , helping to oversee the development and delivery of a major trans- NIH translational research initiative for Down Syndrome and co-occurring conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Autistic spectrum disorders, and neurological and immune diseases.


- Creation and performance of novel recruitment processes and protocols involving the Utah Population Database, Utah Birth Defects Network, etc., together with site staff and the Colorado Data Coordinating Center teams.

- Training and development of study staff, program initiatives, ensuring team is managed to project requirements, specification, time, and budget.

- Day-to-day high-level support to the PI, assisting in the implementation of robust program management processes and protocols, in line with best practice, as well as representing the PI as appropriate, and assisting in writing grants and reports.

- Deliver project events, such as research collaboration meetings, road-mapping workshops, and seminars, and coordinate community outreach, ensuring meeting minutes and actions are approved and distributed.

- Routinely monitor all activities, review risks, issues, and progress, taking actions as necessary to ensure satisfaction of program deadlines.

- Participate in all aspects of subject interaction and data acquisition and handling.

- Maintain up-to-date records that enable effective monitoring, control, and evaluation of assigned program activities.

Minimum Qualifications


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


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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.