Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Research Assistant & Exercise Supervisor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/12/2023

Requisition Number PRN13235N

Job Title PS Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Clinical Research Assistant & Exercise Supervisor

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week up to 19 hrs/week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00201 - PhysicalTher/Athletic Training

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12-15.38 / hr, depending on experience

Close Date

Job Summary

Coordinates, implements, and assists with technical and administrative details involved in clinical research studies, including in-person and virtual (e.g., phone, online video conference) interactions with research participants. Assists the site Principal Investigator in achieving study integrity and objectives through the successful implementation and completion of protocols and procedures. Responsibilities will include enrolling participants, collecting data, and interacting with other research staff. This position will also include supervising participants performing the study exercise intervention.


Screen health records of potential participants for study eligibility based on study criteria

Complete medical chart reviews

Conduct telephone calls to potential participants to introduce the study, perform study screening, offer the opportunity to enroll in the study, and schedule initial in-person screening visits

Communicate with participants’ medical team for study clearance

Perform screening and assessment visits

Consent and enroll participants

Assist in scheduling participants for follow-up study treatment and assessment visits

Data entry into study databases (e.g. REDCap, excel, electronic data capture)

Documentation of all communications with study participants

Explain the study protocol and inclusion criteria to physicians, patients, and health care providers in person and by phone

Communicate with potential referral sources to aid in recruitment

Collect and record required data on paper and/or in electronic form

Work with research teams and clinicians to meet enrollment goals and study deadlines

Identify and report adverse events and protocol deviations

Attend team and study meetings

Work with confidential health information and complete the necessary training to do so

Assist with overall project management

Perform other duties as needed

Assist with preparation of Institutional Review Board applications and renewals

Assesses protocol for clarity and subject safety, reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and questions with site Investigator and sponsor.

Determines length of visits and coordinates related facility and equipment availability.

Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports all AEs to IRB and sponsor.

Documents all protocol deviations, reconciles test article accountability at study close out and prepares summary report for sponsor.

Completes, audits, corrects CRFs, relays CRFs to sponsor.

Maintains documents as required by study, single IRB , and NIH guidelines.

May ensure proper collection, processing, and shipment of specimens.

Communicate proficiently in English

Supervise the study exercise sessions, ensuring compliance with the study protocol

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.


Communicate proficiently in Spanish.

U of U students are encouraged to apply

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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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.