Job Information

University of Utah PS Clinical Research Coord Sr. in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/14/2023

Requisition Number PRN36355B

Job Title PS Clinical Research Coord Sr.

Working Title PS Clinical Research Coord Sr.

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8-5

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 $24.00-$35.00 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Neurotherapeutics Lab in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Division of Health System Innovation and Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine is accepting applications for a part-time Sr. Clinical Research Coodinator interested in aiding a lab whose focus is in design, evaluation, optimization, and dissemination of digital medicine solutions for psychiatric and cognitive disorders. This is a unique opportunity to join a lab in both neurobiology of aging and mental health (including psychiatric and neuropsychological assessment, neurobiological bases of mood disorders, digital interventions for mood disorders, clinical trial administration, etc.), and in serious game development (including computer science, engineering, participatory design, and human computer interaction).

This position also requires participation and management of the administration of NIMH -funded multi-site randomized controlled clinical trials of digital medicine, and in interaction with industry partners. Consistent with the objectives, the primary responsibilities of the Project Manager will include the delivery of digital cognitive interventions to older adults with major depressive disorder ( MDD ) who have failed to respond to first line treatments. Additional responsibilities include overseeing junior staff members, monitoring and preparing regulatory documents, and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory bodies.

The lab is led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto, a neuropsychologist and director of the Neurotherapeutics Lab.


1. Hires, trains, and supervises testing assistants, support staff, and administrators/proctors for group testing programs.

2. Organizes national tests and departmental batteries.

3. Orders, maintains security of and transmits test materials.

4. Oversees daily iadministered tests .

5. Oversees compliance to protocol; manages quality control, completion and submission of study related documentation; prepares reports for organizations and agencies.

6. Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, answering subject inquiries, overseeing study visits and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.

7. Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations.

8. Prepares for and coordinates site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study.

9. Represents the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.

10. Prepares, submits and maintains IRB , FDA , NCI , NIH , NSF and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.

11. Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other research professionals regarding studies and related research issues.

12. Supervises, mentors and trains new or junior research staff.

13. Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects and to maintain a strong referral basis.

14. Develops and maintains patient databases, investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and/or procedures followed.

15. Assists the Principal Investigator in the development of study protocols.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a health science or related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); plus, 4 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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Care is appropriate to the population served

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


Extensive experience as a psychometrist or neuropsychology tech required.

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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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.

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