Job Information

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


Open Date 04/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN13620N

Job Title UU Student - Research

Working Title UU Student - Research

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Research Assistant will work with Principle Investigator to create schedule to properly conduct the human subject data collection and processing. This may include days and evenings, depending on the research subjects’ performance and rehearsal schedules.

Position to start immediately upon hiring.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01388 - Utah Center for Vocology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Utah Center for Vocology is beginning a new project to examine the human biological responses to participation in creative arts activities. We are seeking a conscientious, detail-oriented, motivated and enthusiastic research assistant scientist to join our team.

Students will be provided with technical and scientific training on-the-job in a friendly and collaborative environment. Students will gain experience in human subject research best practices including handling of sensitive and protected health information, data collection and management, and analysis and reporting of findings.


The research assistant will be participating in the design, conduct and analysis of the data gathered during our human-subject trials.

1. Collecting and organizing human subject data.

2. Collecting results from core-lab analyses.

3. Preparing results for statistical analysis.

Minimum Qualifications


This job posting is open to current University of Utah students.

Students must be willing to, with training and proper PPE , handle human biological samples such as saliva and/or blood.

Students must be available to work during the summer months of May, June, July, and August, 2023.

Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in Music and/or Theatre, who also have a strong interest or background in quantitative human subject research.

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.

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