Job Information

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


Open Date 07/20/2022

Requisition Number PRN12731N

Job Title UU Student - Research

Working Title UU Student - Research Work-Study

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

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 U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

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

Seeking a bright, motivated work-study student to assist with data entry, research management, and preparation of reports for a variety of research studies within the Division.

As a Research Assistant in the Division of Epidemiology, you will contribute to groundbreaking research focused on understanding the genetic and environmental factors leading to complex human diseases, like cancer and diabetes. You will gain hands-on research experience and work alongside leading scientists, statisticians, bioinformatics experts, database administrators, laboratory technicians, and healthcare professionals.

This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested, or majoring in:

  • Life Sciences (biology, chemistry)
  • Computer Science
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Information Systems
  • Pre-health Sciences


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.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially working with Excel spreadsheets
  • Basic understanding of database systems
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • An interest in the life sciences, computer science, or genetic epidemiology is helpful, but not required


  1. Collect, verify, and enter data into the division’s secure database from a variety of sources including, laboratory results, participant questionnaires, literature sources, and medical records.
  2. Assist with overall project management
  3. Maintain up-to-date files and records of research data
  4. Assist faculty and research employees in preparing manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts
  5. Draw pedigrees
  6. Create and mail informational packets to participants
  7. Perform general office support as needed including filing, sorting, mailing and faxing
  8. May support Database Administrator by assisting with computer programming and/or database maintenance
  9. May assist Clinical Study Coordinator with recruiting participants, obtaining consent, and/or contacting participants via phone
  10. May be required to run queries and reports using Excel and/or the division’s database

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Social or Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts, or a field related to the area of research, or equivalency
  • One year of experience in research and analytical techniques; demonstrated statistical and quantitative analysis experience; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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 of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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