Job Information

University of Utah Staff Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/14/2021

Requisition Number PRN26496B

Job Title PS Staff Research Assistant

Working Title Staff Research Assistant

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 28

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00267 - Ophthalmology-Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $14.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Performs varied support functions, including gathering and contributing information or materials for research projects.

This position is benefited but is only temporarily funded through June 30th, 2022. The position may be extended based on additional funding.

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.


1.Compiles data from a variety of sources including interviews, literature sources and medical and genealogical records.

2.Enters information into department’s computer system.

3.Assists research employees in preparing manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts.

4.Maintains up to date files and records of research data.

5.Searches sources such as reference works, documents, statistical records and evaluates applicability of collected data to research subject.

6.Drafts correspondence to answer inquiries and responds to requests from agencies about specific projects.

7.Edits research papers, project reports and publication materials.

8.Arranges for the printing and graphic art requirements for printed materials.

9.Maintains an internal library on project information resources and data collected.

10.Performs quality control through path audits in order to resolve discrepancies and overlaps with data.

11.Schedules appointments, visits and meetings.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

One year research experience or equivalency; demonstrated organizational and communication skills; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. An understanding of research protocols and procedures preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

This position is benefited but is only temporarily funded through June 30th, 2022. The position may be extended based on additional funding.

Based on the temporary nature of this position the successful candidate will be required to successfully complete an extended 9 month probationary period. Throughout probation employment is “at will” and can be released for business reasons substantiated by the hiring department, subject to review and approval by University Human Resource Management.

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, ( 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.