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Research Associate

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Research Associate

Job Summary

The University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is inviting applications for a Research Associate position. We are specifically seeking applicants with interest and experience in stroke rehabilitation to help grow our research program in quality of life post-stroke. We will consider applicants with a PhD degree in any related field. This individual will participate primarily as a collaborator on stroke rehabilitation research teams, though other collaborations may be possible. It is expected that this individual will be active in contributing to project development and execution, dissemination efforts (publications and presentations), and grant application submissions. Strong writing skills are necessary, and prior experience with dissemination and grantsmanship are highly desired.

Position Available: Research Associate in PMR; full-time (12-month) position starting September 1, 2024.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, co-workers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exceptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Additional questions may be addressed to:

Additional Info

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty, and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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 if Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for disability or if you or someone you know has experiences discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Direct/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)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Develops research projects; assists in grant writing, scientific design, study conduct and data interpretation, abstract and manuscript writing and submission, in collaboration with the PM&R quality of life post-stroke research team.

Essential functions · Background experience or knowledge of stroke, stroke rehabilitation, quality of life, or ability to quickly learn and become fluent in the field· Abstract writing (co-authoring), editing, formatting and submission, and presenting at conferences· Manuscript reading, writing (co-authoring), editing, formatting and submission· Understanding of research design, methods (both quantitative and qualitative preferred), and basic analysis· Collaborate with the statistical analysis group· Database management, query, analysis, including internal databases (REDCap)· Work with other departments and entities to help drive projects forward· Perform literature reviews - searches, summarization, distillation· Citation management using associated software (e.g., EndNote)· Assist with continual searching out and securing external funding sources· Assist with writing and submitting grant proposals to internal and external federal and foundation funding sources to support projects· Develop study protocols· Regulatory management, including IRB, conflict of interest, and annual reports· Collaborate with financial research manager for budgets

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in scientific discipline or health- related field from an accredited institution is required. Applicants must have good scientific writing skills and should demonstrate experience in research dissemination and external funding.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN37733B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: M-F 9-5
Department: 00251 - Physical Med & Rehab - Oper
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: Commensurate with experience
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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