PS Research Scientist

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Oct 2020

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Open Date 10/21/2020
Requisition Number PRN24573B
Job Title PS Research Scientist
Working Title Research Scientist
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
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 00958 - DFPM-Administration
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 61308
Close Date 10/28/2020
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary

Develops research projects and is responsible for scientific design, conduct and interpretation, presenting results and publishing manuscripts.

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.

Responsibilities

1. Develops scientific research projects and acts as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator.
2. Researches and stays current with project related scientific literature.
3. Sets up new methods or assays to accomplish scientific objectives.
4. Identifies and implements creative solutions to overcome problems.
5. Organizes, interprets data and derives study conclusions.
6. Manages and trains research staff to achieve research goals.
7. Collaborates with internal and external investigators on multiple research projects ensuring scientific significance and feasibility.
8. Summarizes results of clinical studies in the form of scientific abstracts and manuscripts.
9. Serves as a resource to provide clinical and scientific information needed for various initiatives.
10. Contributes to teaching activities by preparing and presenting educational seminars.
11. Assists with grant preparation by researching background, significance and planning statistics.
12. Attends national conferences and presents results of clinical studies.

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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific discipline in a related field plus four years of experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

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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.


Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Indicate the number of years of experience that you have in developing scientific research projects, acting as principal or co-principal investigator, managing a research staff, and/or delivering formal presentations or educational seminars:
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 year or more, but less than 4 years
    • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

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