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


Open Date 09/12/2017

Requisition Number PRN15250B

Job Title Sr Research Analyst

Working Title Sr Research Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 8-5.

VP Area President

Department 01167 - HCI Clinical Trials Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for the development and management of the correlative science and operational logistics pre and post-award for Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs). This will include working with multiple groups and departments within and outside the University of Utah. The incumbent will participates in clinical trial design; write correlative science proposals and laboratory operation manuals; manage the testing and analysis ofIITspecimens as well as the finances associated on a trial by trial basis.


Essential Functions

1.Collaborates with internal investigators on multiple research projects ensuring scientific significance and feasibility.

2.Responsible for preparing, researching, writing, and coordinating efforts related to the design of correlative science in therapeutic oncology based investigator initiated clinical trials.

3. Liaison with the Research Compliance Office, the Principal Investigator (PI), and translational correlative scientists during study development to define specimen requirements including specimen collection, processing, storage and testing.

4.Work withCTOFinance Operation Manager to ensure that all costs associated with the correlative specimens have been built in the budget. May create budget and billing grids/calendars associated with the correlative specimens.

5.Review trials for Feasibility Administrative Review (FAR) Committee and attendFARmeetings.

6.Create laboratory operation manuals, specimen guides and sample tracking plans per trial.

7.Performs on-site auditing and monitoring of the specimens in conjunction with the protocol plan.

8.Manage flow and logistics of correlative samples and sample data.

9.Collate, analyze and summarizes results of the correlative studies data.

10.Work with the finance team to ensure that post award activities including billing and invoicing is completed accurately; may serve as liaison betweenCTOand specific labs.

11.Create and update Standard Operating Procedures and Work Practice Documents.

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.

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.


Successful candidates will have:

•Have a positive attitude and be a positive representative ofCTO

•Demonstrated team orientation, strong organizational skills and effective communication.

•Able to work independently; demonstrates adequate problem-solving skills and awareness of available resources.

•Proficiency using Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, and Outlook, and Internet applications

•Working knowledge of database use and organization.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus six years related research experience.

Previous experience with clinical trials or working with human specimens.

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: 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: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.