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Research Assistant (PROTECT)

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

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We are looking for a Research Assistant interested in working with a diverse research team. Hours are flexible (up to 19 hours/week). We have some flexibility to work around your school schedule. Our research assistants work as part of a team which includes physicians, PhDs, and graduate students on hypothesis testing research projects. This position is specific for a COVID-19 study. This research project is funded by the CDC. We can teach you any of the necessary skills as long as you are willing and eager to learn. Come to gain hands on experience in hypothesis driven in COVID-19 research in a friendly and challenging environment.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at DFPM if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.
Compiles data from a variety of sources including interviews, questionnaires, literature sources, and medical and genealogical records; screen and enroll study participants; coordinate study visit; assemble specimen kits; collects, ships, and/or stores specimens; follow up with participants; enters information into the department's computer system. Assists PI's, Research Associate's, Post-doctoral fellows, etc. in the preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials by creating slides, charts, graphs and handouts. Maintains up-to-date files and records of research data. Searches sources such as reference works, documents, statistical records, etc. and evaluates applicability of collected data to research subject. May draft correspondence to answer inquiries and respond to requests from outside agencies about specific projects. May edit research papers, project reports, and publication materials; may make arrangements for the printing and graphic art requirements for printed materials. May maintain an internal library on project information resources and data collected. Performs quality control through path audits in order to resolve discrepancies and overlaps with data. Schedules appointments, visits, and meetings.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuous: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuous: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

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

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Minimum Qualifications
One year research experience or equivalency; demonstrated organizational and communication skills; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. An understanding of research protocols and procedures preferred.
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