Job Information

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

Details

Open Date 06/27/2023

Requisition Number PRN35517B

Job Title PS Clinical Research Coord

Working Title PS Clinical Research Coord

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

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 00196 - Health & Kinesiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $40,000-$55,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Sleep and Circadian Physiology Laboratory (PI: Christopher Depner) in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is recruiting a full-time Clinical Research Assistant to help conduct an NIH funded study focused on sleep duration and cardiometabolic health outcomes. The main study this position will work on is testing a sleep intervention on insulin sensitivity (risk factor for diabetes) in adults with overweight and obesity. Our findings will help develop new sleep and circadian- based interventions that help prevent cardiometabolic disease (obesity, diabetes, heart disease) in populations such as shift workers, medical and military personnel, students, and first-responders. The position will be primarily responsible for overseeing participant recruitment, scheduling study visits, implementing the sleep intervention, communicating with participants, assisting with data collection, and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants and hourly staff. Study visits will take place in clinical research settings at the University of Utah Hospital and the College of Health Research Complex.

Responsibilities

1. Implements sleep-based intervention; serves as primary contact for research participants, schedules study visits for research participants, help oversee participant recruitment and retention.

2. Follow detailed and time-sensitive study protocols. May work up to 0-2 late night or early morning shifts per month.

3. Help manage our team of 10-15 undergraduate research assistants, 3-5 graduate students, and 2-5 research assistants and help train new employees.

4. Oversees and organizes study visit preparation including checking equipment and providing study participants reminders for their visits.

5. Effectively and efficiently communicates and documents any adverse events and protocol deviations during study visits.

6. Monitors study enrollment goals to help achieve recruitment and retention quarterly targets.

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

Bachelors degree in a health sciences or related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) with two 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.

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

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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