Job Information

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


Open Date 03/14/2023

Requisition Number PRN34213B

Job Title Manager, Research

Working Title Manager, Research

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

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 02010 - RMCOEH Center

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

RMCOEH became Utah’s first statutorily established multi-university program in 2021. The Center works especially closely with 8 transdisciplinary Center Program Directors who hold faculty appointments in 5 U. Utah departments and will work closely with faculty and staff at Weber State University to contribute to the success of this prominent, new legislative initiative and partnership.

Under minimal supervision, responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to research functions of assigned department’s internal and external customer service, staffing and financial management operations pertaining to areas including (but not limited to) research and development statistical methods, technical reporting, and outcomes publishing. Acts as a catalyst between the Center and its customers and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care. Coordinates technical and administrative details involved in the development and compilation of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Health ( ACOEM ) guidelines. Train and supervise part-time employees of the research team. Assists faculty in achieving study integrity and objectives through the successful implementation and completion of protocols and procedures.


Essential Functions

1. Manage and track activities of the research team to accomplish project goals

2. Assesses ACOEM and research team protocol for clarity, reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and

questions with faculty and sponsor.

3. Ensure proper systematic literature review methodology is utilized; manages and updates literature search

documentation, storage of saved literature, and digitization of study records

4. Organizes and leads staff meetings. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines.

5. Reports and tracks project progress. Keeps record of methodological changes.

6. Assists in development and preparation of systematic review reports and guidelines, synthesizing evidence through

drafting and editing sections of project deliverables.

7. Prepares summary reports for faculty and sponsor.

8. Ensures research protocols are followed by reviewing and providing feedback for employees working on guidelines.

9. Trains new staff on research protocols.

10. Manages usage of research team software including Endnote, GradePro, UBOX , etc.

11. Tracks employee progress, timesheets, and budgetary information

12. Develops protocols and verifications of new processes

13. Performs other related duties as assigned

Incumbents are responsible for coordinating the daily operations of their assigned research team, coordinating theorderly and safe flow of the research project and maintaining adequate resources for the PI to accomplish their research objectives.

Problem Solving

Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure

based upon amount of discretion given by department. Problems would be referred to superior based upon

predetermined guidelines set by the department.

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.

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 of assignment or equivalency and 4 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned 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. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


A Master’s of Science degree in public health or related field or equivalency; two years of direct scientific research in occupational medicine research or study coordination related experience; and familiarity with theoretical and practical non-standard statistical techniques. Working knowledge of computer systems and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills. Extensive experience in analytical methods to include qualitative and quantitative analysis of cross sectional, case-control, and cohort data. Knowledge regarding Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ( NIOSH ), and Institutional Review Board ( IRB ) requirements. Experience with preparing and managing budgets, supervisory experience, and research methodology. Experience conducting exhaustive literature searches and summarizing randomized controlled trials. Experience with best practice guideline construction. Knowledge of SAS and STATA statistical software programs and Endnote citation software. A strong epidemiological and statistical background is preferred.

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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