Job Information

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

Open Date 09/03/2021

Requisition Number PRN27569B

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 President

Department 01852 - HCI David Wetter Research Prog

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 67000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity ( HOPE ) at the University of Utah and the Huntsman Cancer Institute is accepting applications for a Research Manager. The Center for HOPE , headed by Dr. David Wetter, conducts community-based and clinical research that focuses on health inequities, behavioral risk factors, cancer screening and vaccination, and use of state of the science mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. Special populations of interest include Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, LGBTQ+, low socioeconomic status individuals, and rural/frontier. The Research Manager will have the opportunity to participate in NIH - and PCORI -funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. Treatment approaches being investigated by our team include smartphone apps, motivational enhancement therapies, mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral interventions, provider reminders, patient reminders, and health care system changes. Assessment approaches include on-body human sensing technologies, ecological momentary assessments, and GPS / GIS . Study designs include Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials ( SMART ), Micro-Randomized Trials ( MRT ), and longitudinal cohorts.

The successful candidate will join an established research team with a large portfolio of federally-funded intervention, mechanism, and dissemination/implementation studies. The Research Manager is responsible for, under minimal supervision, planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects pertaining to research functions, human resource, program management, and technical reporting. Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.

Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


1. Projects, develops and implements policies, processes, timelines, and workflows in various areas of the Center for HOPE projects to meet goals in the areas of customer service, staffing and budgetary goals and objectives that are consistent with University of Utah’s policies.

2. Works across multiple projects to ensure efficiency in the following categories: Streamline communication with external and internal partners; use of software; continuity of roles with contractors

3. Works with PI and other scientists to implement new awards internally and externally.

4. Works with PI and other scientists on presenting new applications to community partners and other University departments as applicable.

5. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

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

7. Develops departmental strategies consistent with the assigned departments continuous quality improvement program.

8. Ensures competency of project staff through the development of resources and presentation of educational programs.

9. Supervision of staff including meeting weekly to help problem solve, work together to meet professional and personal goals. Complete staff performance evaluations.

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.


Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to Principal Investigators. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop staff and to ensure the smooth operation of the Center. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills (both oral and written), organizational skills, computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and the willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data collection and management (e.g., RedCap).

Master’s degree in psychology, public health, or other relevant social or population sciences is strongly preferred. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also highly 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)

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.