Job Information

University of Utah BMIC Research Informatics Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/03/2021

Requisition Number PRN27575B

Job Title Information Technology Specialist, Sr.

Working Title BMIC Research Informatics Specialist

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Ability to telecommute if approved by Supervisor.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01271 - Biomed Informatics Core CCTS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $70,000 to $85,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ) supports a broad range of faculty researchers, data scientists, clinical coordinators and informaticists. This position will provide training to investigators for use of cutting-edge research tools and will also author resources for utilizing the best tool at the right time. Topics and tools range from electronic data capture, cohort research platforms, biospecimen management and other tools to support clinical and translation research.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ) serves as an academic home for clinical and translational research, developing innovative health services and training a new generation of investigators. Four foundations of discovery compose the institute: Cores and Services, Education and Training, Clinical Research Support Office, and Administration, and these foundations provide support for T1 to T4 research.

Utah CTSI has produced leading investigators with several NIH grants awarded for their various “bench-to-bedside” areas of research and partners with other flagship institutions to contribute published works and clinical success.

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Specifically, the BMIC Research Informatics Specialist will conduct training and support sessions for University of Utah research investigators and study staff for the suite of research applications provided by the Biomedical Informatics Core of the CTSI . The BMIC Research Informatics Specialist will also coordinate and triage requests to best identify the research tool needed to fit the project inquiry to facilitate with BMIC User Services, and Informatics and Operations Director as needed. Basic knowledge of informatics best practices will help to address software capabilities and data resources when working with researchers regarding complex processes that need to be communicated effectively.

You will become well versed in the usage of tools such as TriNetX, a global health research network, ACT (Accrual to Clinical Trials) and other research cohort identification tools. Additionally, this position will assist in training and usage of core BMIC research tools such as OpenSpecimen, REDCap and others and will provide guidance on CTSI research resources.

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 typically 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

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

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


Experience in health sciences research in a University setting and understanding of research practices will be needed to accurately address investigator needs and research process questions.

· Working knowledge of information systems and research data management concepts

· Demonstrated writing skills and effective interpersonal communication

· Experience in clinical research and a working knowledge of research processes.

· Experience producing research focused training materials and proficient with producing customer facing documentation

· Experience with or previous training in Good Clinical Practice or Clinical Research Coordination and HIPAA regulations.

· Masters in health sciences or informatics related field preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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 for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.