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


Open Date 09/14/2018

Requisition Number PRN18397B

Job Title Manager, Clinical Research

Working Title Manager, Clinical Research

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40.00

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01720 - PHS - HEALTH SYS INNO & RSRCH

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 100,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, local or remote worker responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to clinical research functions of assigned department’s internal and external customer service, staffing and financial management operations pertaining to areas including (but not limited to) clinical data, standardization, statistical analysis, monitoring clinical trials, and development and completion of clinical studies. Acts as a catalyst between the department and its customers and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.


1. Forecasts, develops and implements policies and procedures in the areas of staffing and budgetary goals and objectives that are consistent with University of Utah’s policies.

2. Markets, promotes and coordinates new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.

3. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

4. Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through.

5. Develops departmental strategies consistent with the assigned department’s continuous quality improvement program.

6. Ensures competency of staff through the development and/or presentation of educational programs and through on going staff performance evaluations.

7. This position will work with the project teams from all the study sites. They will support allFITBIRdata sharing, as well as project management responsibilities, to include:

•arrange and participate in project conference calls

•coordinate efforts for trans-disciplinary specialists to work together

•help perform data cleaning as needed

•assist with determination of concise treatment variable definitions,

•assist with incorporating intervention descriptions into standard documentation

•develop training materials to accompany intervention descriptions

•develop training materials for data collectors (CSIand auxiliary data module (ADM) elements)

•co-conduct training sessions for data abstractors

•help with data quality and reliability checks for data collection

•help perform project analyses as requested

•help interpret study findings

•attend project meetings

•help write progress reports

•contribute to papers for publication based on study findings

•identify existing CDEs related to theORIONstudy variables

•using existingFITBIRform structures, as applicable, for theORIONstudy

•generate GUIDs for each subject in theORIONstudy

•format study data to conform to theFITBIRCSVfile template

•create studies inFITBIR

•validate data usingFITBIRValidation Tool

•build a submission package(s) to upload toFITBIR

8. Submit quarterly data over the life of the grant and one final submission

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

This is a patient sensitive position.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the 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.