University of Utah Clinical Research Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 01/15/2019
Requisition Number PRN19384B
Job Title Clinical Research Coordinator
Working Title Clinical Research Coordinator
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Full time, 40 hour per week.
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 01916 - C-MIIND
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72700
Open Until Filled Yes
This position is for a Clinical Research Coordinator to work at the University of Utah Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development (C- MIIND ) on NIH -, DOD -, and PCORI -funded clinical trials of innovative mindfulness-based therapies designed to target the prescription opioid epidemic and alleviate the suffering of individuals with chronic pain.
The Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Development (C- MIND ) aims to develop, test, optimize, and disseminate mindfulness and other integrative health interventions by translating discoveries from basic biobehavioral science into solutions for health and society. C-MIIND’s research efforts target complex, comorbid chronic health and mental health problems (chronic pain, opioid misuse, obesity, depression, addiction, etc.) that have not yet been solved by traditional medical approaches. C- MIIND researchers are currently engaged in multiple clinical biobehavioral research projects funded by more than $23 million in federal research grants.
ical research coordinator will be responsible for the conduct of clinical and biobehavioral research related to psychological treatments for chronic pain and prescription opioid-related problems. The coordinator will recruit, enroll, and assess patients with multiple comorbidities, including chronic pain, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. The coordinator will be responsible for regulatory procedures and the conduct of clinical and biobehavioral research.
Recruits participants from clinical settings and via health care provider referral. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines. Explains and obtains informed consent, medical history and demographics; documents in source file and maintains with historical data, status reports, progress notes, and subject log to help ensure subject safety.
Conducts clinical research assessments, including structured psychiatric diagnostic assessments and semi-structured evaluation of opioid misuse and substance use patterns. Conducts physiological assessments (e.g., EEG , heart rate, galvanic skin response) and tests of neuropsychological function. Extracts medical and prescription data from the electronic medical record. Makes follow-up contacts with research participants to help retain them in the studies and prevent study attrition. Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports serious 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 contact with IRB and prepare and submits IRB documents. May perform functions required of the Clinical Research Assistant as necessary.
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 typing), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
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.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; prior clinical trial experience involving direct patient contact; experience on federal research grants (e.g., NIH , DOD ); experience working with chronic pain and/or substance abuse.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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.