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Sr Research Analyst (PRN29757B)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
$58,300.00 - $79,699.00
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Social Research Institute (SRI) seeks a Senior Research Analyst to assist and help lead research coordination and data analysis in R for research projects focused on child and social welfare. This position involves working closely with other research members at SRI as well as state agency staff and administrators in designing research methods, data collection, statistical data analyses, and reporting of findings. The successful candidate must be able to conduct advanced statistical analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and interpret results; participate in study design; write research proposals, grants and manuscripts. They will also work to broaden research within the associated program or department and may serve as PI or Co-PI of various grants or contracts. The work requires both independent work and collaboration with SRI internal team as well as contact with state agencies and programs. This position may require local travel.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN29757B    00167 - CSW Social Research Institute

COMPENSATION:             58,300 - 79,699

WORK SCHEDULE:           Full time, day


Essential Functions:

  1. Be comfortable in a leadership role.
  2. Proficiency in R for data preprocessing and analysis.
  3. Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, sample comparisons, regression analysis, survival analysis, mixed effect models and multivariate analysis.
  4. Assists with study design development and other research as needed within the program or department.
  5. Makes recommendations to respective Principal Investigator (P.I.) as to preferable methods of analysis and research formats for proposed projects; may act as the P.I. or Co-Pi on some projects.
  6. Writes research proposals, grants, and manuscripts; directs preparation of manuscripts and presentation materials.
  7. May oversee data collection methods, procedures, and protocols.
  8. May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate research projects; and, acts as the University’s representative for a specialty area when contacting other departments and outside organizations.
  9. May supervise junior research staff.

Problem Solving:
The incumbent is responsible to coordinate 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 various aspects of the grant or contract.
This job description 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.
University of Utah College of Social Work is piloting Hybrid work. The Senior Research Analyst will work a minimum of 2 days per week from the University of Utah main campus located in SLC, and the remaining days from home.

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 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.


  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and procurement.
  • A strong desire to improve the quality of social service programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong working alliances with program administration and staff.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice and program evaluation.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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