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University of Utah Sr Research Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/16/2020

Requisition Number PRN24931B

Job Title Sr Research Analyst

Working Title Sr Research Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 79699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Epidemiology within the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah, seeks a Senior Research Analyst to conduct advanced statistical analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and interprets results; participates in study design; writes research proposals, grants and manuscripts; and, works to broaden research within the TORCH Program. The incumbent will support research projects associated with the TORCH Lab led by Dr. Pugh (https://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine/epidemiology/research\_programs/torch/).


Essential Functions

1. Conducts systematic reviews and evidence synthesis.

2. Conducts Delphi panel methodology.

3. Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, sample comparisons, regression analysis.

4. Assists with study design development and other research as needed within the program or department.

5. Formats data for statistical analysis.

6. Manages data statistical packages ( SAS , S-Plus, SEERstat, SPSS ) and writes procedures in applicable program.

7. Makes recommendations to respective Principal Investigator (PI) as to preferable methods of analysis and research formats for proposed projects; may act as the PI in some departments.

8. Writes research proposals, grants, and manuscripts; directs preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials.

9. May devise methods and procedures for collecting data.

10. May prepare and maintain regulatory documents associated with studies.

11. May supervise junior research staff.

Problem Solving

The incumbent is responsible for coordinating research while working with all levels and variety of staff internally and externally to the University. They must employ expertise to determine the most favorable research formats and methods of analysis necessary to attain research objectives. This individual is responsible for all decisions related to a specific research project including the development of survey methodologies, and may have signatory authority over all aspects of the grant or contract.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

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.

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

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.