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

Open Date 08/27/2020

Requisition Number PRN10624N

Job Title PS Staff Research Assistant

Working Title Staff Research Assistant

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19.5

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday; Sunday through Thursday

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 14.50/hr DOQ

Close Date

Job Summary

We are looking for a Research Assistant interested in working with a diverse research team of physicians, research faculty, and graduate students on hypothesis-testing research projects. Hours are flexible (up to 19 hours/week) with some flexibility to work around a school schedule. This position is specific to a COVID -19 study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). We can teach you any of the necessary skills as long as you are willing and eager to learn. This position offers hands-on experience with research in a friendly and challenging environment.

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

Compiles data from a variety of sources including interviews, questionnaires, literature sources, and medical and genealogical records; screen and enroll study participants; coordinate study visits; assemble specimen kits; collect and ship COVID19 specimens from participants home or workplace ( PPE will be provided); Need to have a valid driver’s license, store blood specimens in assigned location;

follow up with participants; enter information into the department’s computer system. Assists PIs, Research Associates, Post-doctoral fellows, etc. in the preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts. Maintains up-to-date files and records of research data. Searches sources such as reference works, documents, statistical records, etc. and evaluates applicability of collected data to research subject. May draft correspondence to answer inquiries and respond to requests from outside agencies about specific projects. May edit research papers, project reports, and publication materials; may make arrangements for the printing and graphic art requirements for printed materials. May maintain an internal library on project information resources and data collected. Performs quality control through path audits in order to resolve discrepancies and overlaps with data. Schedules appointments, visits, and meetings.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Mostly work from home environment; 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.

Preferences

Successful applicants will have experience in OR a strong interest in obtaining knowledge in one or more of the following:

Hypothesis-driven research, working in a team environment, public health, scientific research methods, scientific writing skills (e.g. abstracts, posters, manuscripts, reports), knowledge of data analysis (e.g. SAS , STATA ), conducting exhaustive literature searches (e.g. PubMed, EBSCO , Cochrane, CINAHL , Scopus), reference manager software (e.g. Endnote).

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 applicants, 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”). 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”). 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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