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University of Utah Research Fellow in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/16/2020

Requisition Number PRN24304B

Job Title Research Fellow

Working Title Research Fellow

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01916 - C-MIIND

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 20000 to 50000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Work on a NIH -funded clinical trial of an innovative mindfulness-based treatment (Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, see http://drericgarland.com/m-o-r-e/) for chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse/opioid use disorder. The Research Fellow will be responsible for providing study interventions (e.g., mindfulness, CBT , support groups ) for research on psychological treatments for chronic pain and prescription opioid-related problems. Performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by: enrolling participants; administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering and reporting information. Coauthors scientific manuscripts for publication.

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.

Responsibilities

Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, or pre-med; At least one year of human service experience in the health or mental health care field;; Excellent organization skills with attention to detail; Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; Able to work independently and make decisions regarding safety of participants; The job requires interaction with human subjects and collection of clinical data, and excellent communication skills are essential; Own private reliable transportation; Adaptable to changing priorities; High degree of professionalism; Diplomatic / uses good judgment; Team-player / collaborative; Demonstrates initiative and follow-through

Responsibilities:

1. Provides study interventions (e.g., mindfulness, CBT , support groups).

2. Recruits study participants and & obtains informed consent.

3. Contacts participants to schedule study visits and follow-ups.

4. Conducts research assessments, involving administration of structured clinical diagnostic interviews, self-report questionnaires, computer-based cognitive tasks, and psychophysiological measurement.

5. Collects survey data.

6. Reviews medical records.

7. Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.

8. Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.

9. Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.

10. Database management.

11. Distributes participant incentives.

12. May train other research staff to interview/test participants.

13. Assists in coauthoring scientific manuscripts for publication.

14. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferences

• A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing

• Licensed therapist with experience delivering mindfulness, CBT , or social support interventions

• Prior clinical trial research experience involving direct patient contact

• Experience working with substance use disorders and/or chronic pain

• Prior research experience collecting and processing physiological data (e.g., heart rate)

• Professional or volunteer experience with research studies including assessments human study subjects, phone follow-ups, maintaining study databases

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.

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.

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