Job Information

University of Utah PS Study Coordinator (Sleep & Public Health, Spanish position) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/13/2023

Requisition Number PRN36295B

Job Title PS Research Associate

Working Title PS Study Coordinator (Sleep & Public Health, Spanish position)

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The position is mostly in-office. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the project.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 40000 to 50000 DOQ

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Laboratory ( STITCH ) (P.I. Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH ) is recruiting a full-time research staff member to join our passionate team to work with us to conduct research focusing on sleep/circadian rhythms, aging, and metabolism together with Latinx communities. Our goals are to enhance community partnerships, improve health equity and inclusion in research by conducting our studies in both English and Spanish and increasing outreach to Latinx communities in Utah and beyond. The position entails lead study activities Spanish and English, including screening and scheduling participants, data collection, participant retention, training and supervision of research assistants. All studies are outpatient (no overnights).

The start date is immediate; the position will remain open until filled. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits, opportunities to learn and grow. The team has a commitment to an inclusive environment and values community partnerships and research focused on promoting health equity. You will be working in a thriving, collaborative research environment that conducts research with the goal of improving health through improving sleep and circadian rhythms


  • protocols, recruitment materials and assessments.
  • Collaborates with the study team to meet goals for participant recruitment and screening.
  • Schedules and conducts study assessments, including administration of questionnaires and cognitive assessments, sleep measurement equipment set up and download.
  • Complies with ethical standards for research involving human subjects.
  • Completes other activities as delegated by the PI and the project director.
  • Opportunities to contribute to scientific manuscripts and abstracts

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


Bachelor’s or master’s degree or training in a health-related field (e.g., nursing, social work, psychology, kinesiology, nutrition, counseling etc.), effective communication skills. Candidates who are native Spanish speakers are preferred.

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.

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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