Job TitleResearch Assistant/Analyst
Working TitleResearch Assistant/Analyst
Patient Sensitive Job Code?No
Standard Hours per Week30
Full Time or Part Time?Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
This is an exempt position set as 0.75fte (30 hrs/week) but it can go to 1.0fte (40+hrs/week) depending on business needed
VP AreaU of U Health - Academics
Department01735 - Health-Kinesiology-Recreation
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Type of RecruitmentExternal Posting
Pay Rate Range12.02 to 21.63
Open Until FilledYes
Applications are being considered for a research coordinator at the University of Utah to assist with on-going funded research examining balance in individuals with concussions. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on several federally-funded and foundation-funded projects with Drs. Peter Fino and Lee Dibble. The candidate will interact on a regular basis with volunteer research subjects, with University of Utah Athletic Training staff to coordinate balance testing for University of Utah athletes, and with other faculty from various groups across campus, including Neurology, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, and Psychology. The successful candidates will also work with PhD students in Rehabilitation Science or Kinesiology (with a focus on Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience) and the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program within the College of Health.
The ideal applicant should have exceptional organizational and project management skills, experience in clinical settings, a grasp of biomechanics, anatomy, and rehabilitation, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. A Master's degree in athletic training, kinesiology, biomechanics, engineering, sport science, physical therapy, or another closely related field is preferred, but exceptional candidates with a BS in one of the above fields and significant research and / or clinical experience will be considered. Applicants with an engineering background and / or a strong interest in biomechanics and human movement will also be considered.
Collects and compiles data from a variety of sources; may enter data into a PC or computer terminal. Statistically analyzes data to include calculating the mean, median, and standard deviation, plotting scatter grams and performing multiple regression analysis in addition to other statistical computations. May edit research papers, project reports, proposals and curriculum materials prior to publication or presentation. Prepares format for final disposition of data; maintains an internal library on project information resources and final data collected. May work with research personnel in the design and preparation of research projects and in recording data.
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.
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.
Special Instructions Summary
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.
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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 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.