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PS UU Student - Research
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 01/11/2022
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type PartTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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PS UU Student - Research
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Open Date 01/10/2022
Requisition Number PRN12018N
Job Title PS UU Student - Research
Working Title Student Research Assistant (RA) - Work Study
Job Grade SJ
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
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 10
Close Date
Job Summary
The 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. The Student Research Assistant (RA) has the opportunity to learn about and participate in the day-to-day functions of a wide variety of research projects focused on improving health equity across the Mountain West. The Center for HOPE has a large portfolio of Implementation Science and M-Health Studies that explore changes in health behavior associated with various levels of intervention. The RA will perform general duties related to the maintenance of projects and grants requiring sound judgement, initiative, and independent decision making. The RA will work alongside Research Scientists, Post-docs, and Data/Programs Managers to complete Center goals. 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.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.
Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Learn more about HCI’s commitments at huntsmancancer.org/edi and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
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 and tracking study equipment, calling participants for study related logistics, and 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.
7.     May assist in preparing presentations; provide support for staff at community-based events.
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 may be 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
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
No experience is required but experience in research and analytic technics and experience working with underserved populations is preferred 
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
Online reports may be submitted at
For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/
To inquire about this posting, email:
employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300.
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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Do you have any relatives currently working at HCI?

    (Open Ended Question)

  • Which pronouns do you prefer that people use for you?
    • She, her, hers
    • He, him, his
    • They, them, theirs
    • Ze, hir, hirs
    • Just my name, please
  • Have you been awarded work-study funds for the upcoming academic year?
    • Yes - accepted it
    • No - not eligible
  • Have you read and do you agree to follow the work-study information and policy as stated in the Student Work-Study Handbook found on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website? (https://financialaid.utah.edu/types-of-aid/work-study/students/) If no, do not submit this application.
    • No
    • Yes

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission

  • University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email: employment@utah.edu


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