Research Assistant/Analyst

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Job posting number: #7053082

Posted: September 13, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary
The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Laboratory is recruiting a research assistant to manage studies investigating the relationship between sleep and circadian rhythms with risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The research assistant will have primary responsibility for assisting the Primary Investigator in the set up and management of all aspects of the projects day to day operations including (a) participant recruitment, screening for eligibility and data collection. (b) maintaining project database and files and supplies. © assist with project reports, conference presentations and correspondence.

Assists in recruitment, obtaining informed consent and data collection including administration of questionnaires, set up and downloading of sleep tracking and blood pressure devices.
Screens, schedules and tracks subject participation making reminder phone calls and follow up on non-participation.
Assists in tracking all payments to participants.
Maintains and orders supplies when needed.
Maintains forms and electronic data collection devices via the Redcap system.
Attends research staff meetings.
Assist in maintaining database for screened participants and recruitment sites.
Assists in developing marketing materials and off site recruitment efforts.
Complies with ethical standards for research involving human subjects.
If interested, will have the opportunity to contribute to scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
Completes other activities as delegated by the PI and the project director.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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 required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Experience with REDCAP, SPSS, or other statistical software is desirable.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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 qualified applicants, upon request and 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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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