Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Research Coord Sr. in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/28/2022

Requisition Number PRN31632B

Job Title PS Clinical Research Coord Sr.

Working Title Clinical Research Coord Sr.

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some weekends and after hours required.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,600 - $79,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Clinical Trials Office at the University of Utah, School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Coordinator Sr. to provide clinical research support to multiple departments within the University. Coordinates complex clinical trial activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of multiple research studies.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions

  1. Evaluate new protocols for feasibility. Thoroughly review study protocols and map process and data flow to predict areas of vulnerability. Identify, recommend and implement solutions to address such vulnerabilities in specific clinical research trials and across the team’s study portfolio.
  2. Work with PI to assess administration and logistics of the study protocol, review inclusion and exclusion criteria, scientific, ethical and regulatory issues; patient population, logistics and protocol compliance.
  3. Work with the study team and the PI within the University and Primary Children’s Hospital to ensure efficient study start-up.
  4. Organize pre-site selection visits and site initiation visits with study monitors and design, develop, and implement recruitment and retention plans for each study.
  5. Work in harmony with Business Development Director and start-up teams on efficiently starting up new clinical research studies.
  6. Assist in the development of standard operating procedures.
  7. Mentor and train new or junior research staff.
  8. Oversee, assess and ensure participant safety and strict protocol implementation/adherence; oversee compliance with GCP guidelines, federal regulations, institutional policies and procedures, and internal SOPs.
  9. Evaluate processes to identify obstacles to successful recruitment and retention of study participants.
  10. Recommend and implement innovative approaches to maximize enrollment and optimize subject retention.
  11. Implement procedures to prevent future events, including staff education and retraining.
  12. Prepare for and coordinate site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study.
  13. Represent the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.
  14. Prepare, submit and maintain IRB , FDA , NCI , NIH , NSF and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence when assistance is needed.
  15. Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other research professionals regarding studies and related research issues.
  16. Assist in the development of training and staff certification materials, procedures and requirements.
  17. Assist the PI in development of materials and tools necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in the conduct of the study.
  18. Oversee and train team members across the entire spectrum of research studies to include, but not limited to: protocol requirements, schedule of visits, recruitment plan, execution of research plan, collecting adverse event information, maintaining study subject documentation.
  19. Determine subject population availability, develop recruitment, informed consents and screening materials; help develop survey and study data collection instruments.
  20. Assist in the development of case report forms.
  21. Determine study visit and site/clinic work flows for studies/protocols.

Problem Solving

The incumbent decides how to best accomplish the daily requirements of various study objectives, prioritizes and delegates workload and establishes systems needed to achieve specific study goals. Efforts of multiple departments or disciplines must be coordinated to ensure effective follow through and compliance of all involved. The incumbent functions independently under minimal supervision, following FDA , Good Clinical Practice, IRB , NIH , NCI , NSF and/or other regulatory agency guidelines and seeking council from the Principal Investigator as necessary.

The incumbent is expected to closely monitor use of experimental equipment and drugs. Because some subjects referred to participate on a research study have no other option for recovery, the incumbent must be aware of the subjects condition, well informed in the use of study material (devices, equipment, etc.) and conscientious in his/her analysis of appropriate actions.

The incumbent is responsible to organize coverage when not present to ensure protocol requirements are followed.


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.


Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a health science or related field or equivalency; plus, 4 years professional research experience and completion of University RATS Clinical Certification within one year of hire required. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPAA and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently is preferred.

Departments may require IRB CITI Course or IATA DGR training within a specified timeframe.

Departments may prefer a nursing degree for this position, which requires the incumbent to have two years related experience and possess a nationally recognized research compliance certification.

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.

Care is appropriate to the population served

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



  • Four years of professional clinical research experience (i.e. Clinical Research Coordinator, Regulatory Coordinator, or other related research experience, performing advanced and complex clinical research functions) is strongly preferred.
  • Current CCRC , CCRP , or equivalent certification is strongly preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate efficiently on different levels and work on several projects at once with high flexibility.
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPAA and IRB regulations; extensive understanding of research procedures.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • IRB CITI Course is required within one month of hire.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

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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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.