Job Information

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

Open Date 03/24/2021

Requisition Number PRN11030N

Job Title UU Student - Research

Working Title Student Research Assistant - Work Study

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area President

Department 01852 - HCI David Wetter Research Prog

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Will pay no less than 7.25

Close Date

Job Summary

The Work Study Student Research Assistant (RA) will perform entry-level specific activities in support of multiple research projects and studies. The RA will perform general duties related to the maintenance of the project or grant requiring judgment, initiative and independent decision-making. The RA will gather and organize data collected through assessment visit, literature searches, and other for use in the study, publications, or other research related uses. The RA may also be responsible for completion of other tasks and activities associated with the work of faculty/postdoctoral fellows.

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. Primary functions include assisting senior research staff with all study related procedures, including but not limited to: screening participants for eligibility, telephone interviews, scheduling and rescheduling participants for study visits, mailing reminder letters and making reminder calls, preparing study materials for study visits.

2. The RA will regularly enter participant data into study databases and perform basic data management tasks.

3. The RA will have a great deal of phone-based contact with study participants, including screening, answering questions, and scheduling appointments.

4. The RA will also have constant contact with other study personnel. This may involve providing updates about the study, answering study related questions, providing feedback about study procedures.

5. Collect and compile data from a variety of sources; may enter data into a PC or computer terminal.

6. May assist with searching and reviewing literature in pertinent areas and preparing written reports as necessary; photocopy, organize, and maintain journal articles.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment. At times, exposure to human blood, body fluids, or tissues may occur. At peak periods, the Research Assistant may be working under short timelines and stressful conditions. Occasional weekend/evening work is REQUIRED , including travel to various health care clinics, community sites, and participant homes. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling study equipment and supplies, and driving.

Applicant must have demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills as they must be able to communicate with study participants, other team members, and study collaborators. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. They must also be willing to drive to community sites and participant home to complete study related procedures if needed. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications


No experience is required but experience in research and analytic technics and experience working with underserved populations is preferred.

Looking for a Work-Study eligible student enrolled at the University of Utah as an undergraduate student.

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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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.