University of Utah Database Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN19069B

Job Title Database Analyst

Working Title Database Analyst

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

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00212 - Ctr Clin & Translational Sc.

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Utah has an immediate opening for a database analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the clinical research enterprise of the University of Utah and to contribute to clinical research operations and administration. In this position, there are opportunities to work with a diverse team of experts from across the campus, and specifically to work within the Tracking and Evaluation Team of theCCTS.

This entry to mid-level staff position requires experience using a variety of applicable platforms or tools; skill in deliberate documentation and resourcing; problem solving and solution generation. Works autonomously and possesses critical thinking skills. Works withCCTSstaff and with individual investigators and study teams. Will work with manager to identify or develop operational processes, tracking and evaluation resources. Keeps necessary detailed documentation to support evaluation aims of theCCTS. This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.


Performance Metrics:

•Track utilization and trial performance across special populations

•Protocol tracking over lifetime of the trial (not time tracking or utilization data)

•ProvideCTSdata and tracking forCCTSandNCATSmetrics and “Ethics in Action” projects; other metrics as required byCCTSProgram Evaluation Director

•Create reports, tables, graphic summaries from aggregated institutional data, evaluations and other outside data sources for use by theCCTSlead evaluator,CCTSadministration andCCTSexecutive committee

•Help to conduct research and program evaluations to supportCTSAcenter grant renewal

•Assist in reporting Common Metric outcomes using ScoreCard software andRBAframework


•Pipeline tracking for processes for Investigator Identification,EHRcohort assessment, protocol summary review and budget review, Site performance

•Track improvements or declines to recruitment, retention success

•Maintain directory of Division/Department clinical research point of contacts and expert investigators for “inbound” trial opportunities

•Facilitate study team interactions withOSP/IRBto optimize speed/efficiency of start-up

•Provide data to supportCTSDirector’s efforts to adjudicate withdrawal of support for under performing trials

•Provide support toCCTSfoundation leads forCCTS-wide tracking systems

•Work with the Biomedical Informatics team to help design long term and intermediary data structures and processes required to access, transform and store data and metadata aboutCCTSprojects and researchers that will be required for renewal application, annual reports and ongoing evaluation ofCCTS


•Track use and forecast potential needs of consistent Competitive Mechanism

•Support institutional efforts in quarterly recruitment reporting

•Track Investigator use of TriNetX and other self-serve clinical research tools

•Track trial-specific training and auditing forCTSand Network trials

•Provide data reporting and data visualization forCCTSmanagement and leadership for annual reports, etc.

Public Relations:

•Survey Utah Investigators as measure of market penetration re. knowledge ofCCTSresources

•Facilitate materials and attendance for “Ask CCTS” office hours

•MaintainCTS-related Institutional and public facing websites

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 in a related area or equivalency and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.


Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work with teams. Must be able to analyze and make decisions related to documentation and operations. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong knowledge of program evaluation, database analyses and/or programming and willingness to master new software platforms and tools. Strong coordination, organization and problem-solving abilities with high attention to detail.

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

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.