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


Open Date 12/13/2019

Requisition Number PRN10191N

Job Title UU Student - Research

Working Title Work Study - UU Student - Research

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week Varies

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00136 - Family and Consumer Studies

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00/hour

Close Date

Job Summary

We are documenting the numbers of birds that die after flying into the windows of 8 university buildings. By walking around the buildings, taking a picture, and collecting any carcasses, we document where we need to improve windows so that their clear or reflective surfaces do not lure birds to their death. The project can develop a set of research skills that you can add to your vita. You can collaborate on a SCIF grant proposal, conduct field data collection, upload photo documentation to UBox and iNaturalist, and other possible applications depending on student interest (e.g., persuasive outreach, proposal of bird-friendly building standards, investigation of new hotspots, understanding the roles birds play in human lives and sustainability challenges). I am seeking students who are reliable and interested in using science to help with sustainability. Good candidates will also understand the importance of reliable data collection, and be available to meet weekly to revise and submit the Sustainability Campus Initiative Fund grant application in February.


1. Learn to collect data on bird strike deaths with iNaturalist or other applications.

2. Develop SCIF grant proposal with faculty to prevent future deaths.

3. Research long-term solutions for University of Utah building codes.

Minimum Qualifications


Work Study Student

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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 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.