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University of Utah Student Research Assistant (Work-Study) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/09/2018

Requisition Number PRN07611N

Job Title Student Research Asst

Working Title Student Research Assistant (Work-Study)

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01916 - C-MIIND

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12

Close Date

Job Summary

This position is for a Student Research Assistant to work on federally funded research studies of an innovative mindfulness-based treatment (Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, see MORE ) for opioid-treated chronic pain patients. The research assistant will recruit and screen patients with multiple comorbidities (including chronic pain, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders), and provide administrative support via telephone to schedule research assessments and maintain follow-up contact with research participants.


Recruits participants via phone calls and in-person recruiting; screens potential participants for eligibility criteria; schedules research assessments by phone; follow-up contacts with research participants to help retain them in the studies and prevent study attrition; maintain study databases. Position may also conduct research assessments, which include structured assessments of psychological symptoms, cognitive tasks, and psychophysiological measures, and perform data cleaning and entry.

Minimum Qualifications

RB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within six months of hire and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

This job posting is only available to University of Utah students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.


Major in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, or a related field, or equivalency is desired; administrative assistant experience; phone recruiting experience; prior clinical trial experience involving direct patient contact; experience working with chronic pain and substance abuse.

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: 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”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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