Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Research Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/07/2022

Requisition Number PRN30891B

Job Title PS Clinical Research Coord

Working Title Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Grade E

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300 - $64,349

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine at the Moran Eye Center seeks one Clinical Research Coordinator with strong organizational skills and experience in ophthalmology

The goal of the Steele Center for Translational Medicine ( SCTM ) is to identify therapeutic targets for age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) and its newest initiative, glaucoma, two leading causes of visual impairment worldwide. The SCTM is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of basic and applied researchers, clinicians, clinical staff, and national/international collaborators. Our scientific efforts center around unique resources, including a collection of over 8,000 pairs of donated human eyes – complete with full genetic profiles, images, and ophthalmic and medical histories – and a large study cohort of AMD and glaucoma patients. The goal of this research is to help better understand genotype-directed disease mechanisms, identify causal pathways and targets, and develop novel therapies to halt blinding eye diseases.


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

  1. Compliance to study protocol; manages quality control, completion and submission of study related documentation; prepares reports for P.I., organizations and agencies
  2. Adheres to enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities relate to research participants including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, obtaining blood/saliva/urine specimens, answering subject inquiries, overseeing study visits, and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties
  3. Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations
  4. Assists and coordinates with the team for site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at close of the study
  5. Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other research professionals regarding studies and related research issues
  6. Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects and to maintain a strong referral basis
  7. Maintains patient databases and patients research study files
  8. Assists the Principal Investigator in the development of study protocols
  9. Travel between clinics is a must so own transportation is needed for those days (rotating schedule). Occasional patient recruitment my occur evenings and week-ends, must be available to assist

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.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a health sciences or related field with two 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.

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


  • COA Certification or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline or equivalency.
  • Energetic and motivated individual to work as part of a team as well as having the ability to work/function independently
  • Motivation and desire to work with the elderly population
  • Knowledge of retina pathology in particular Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPAA , and IRB regulations while possessing and understanding of research procedures
  • Knowledge of EPIC scheduling and documenting visits
  • Understanding, operating and interpretation of fundus photography, Heidelberg imaging and other imaging and testing devices ( MAIA , Adapt DX)
  • Strong computer skills: Excel, File Maker Pro, Word, Power Point
  • Phlebotomy skills highly desirable
  • BLS skills and certified training

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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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.