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University of Utah PS Study Coordinator - Telephone Interviewer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/05/2023

Requisition Number PRN33379B

Job Title PS Study Coordinator

Working Title PS Study Coordinator - Telephone Interviewer

Job Grade D

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 President

Department 01860 - HCI Jennifer Doherty Res Prog

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 38000 to 41500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Coordinates research and administrative activities in support of studies of melanoma patients. The position primarily involves conducting patient interviews over the phone and organizing and sending mailings to study participants. Additional tasks include development of new procedures and research instruments, updating and maintaining research protocols, patient consenting, study implementation, data entry, and database management.

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.


The coordinator works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Study Manager, consults with the team on project/study issues and/or solicits guidance as necessary. The major focus will be on coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying out research assignments. S/he works independently with patients and study staff, and is responsible for organizing study logistics and study materials.

Essential Functions

A major duty of this position is to perform participant interviews by telephone, so being comfortable and confident with conversing on the phone is a key requirement.

The primary duties are to coordinate and perform responsibilities related to the enrollment of research participants including: determining patient eligibility, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling interviews, obtaining informed consent and performing interviews, answering subject inquiries, and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.

Other duties may include:

1.Design and implementation of study protocols

a.Assist the Principal Investigator in the development of study protocols.

b.Prepare, submit and maintain IRB , NCI , NIH , NSF and/or other regulatorydocuments and research correspondence.

c.Implement study protocols and propose changes for compliance and subject safety,reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarify concerns and questions with PrincipalInvestigator.

d.Develop and maintain patient databases. Assist in limited data entry activities.

e.Recognize, track and report adverse events and protocol deviations.

2.Monitor enrollment goals and initiate strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance.

Independent Problem Solving

The Study Coordinator will decide how to best accomplish the daily requirements of various study objectives, including prioritization of tasks and delegating duties, and will establish systems needed to achieve study goals. The Study Coordinator functions independently under minimal supervision, following FDA , Good Clinical Practice, IRB , NIH , NCI , NSF and/or other regulatory agency guidelines and seeking council from the Principal Investigator as necessary.

The Study Coordinator organizes coverage when not present to ensure protocol requirements are followed.

Performs other responsibilities as required.

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 degree in a related field, or equivalency required. IRB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within six months of hire and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

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.

Some departments may require IATA DGR training within six months.


Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with patients, the study team and collaborators, and will be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in “Responsibilities”. S/he will enjoy performing a diversity of tasks, have exceptional organizational skills, be attentive to detail, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

CCRP or CCRC certification preferred.

Experience with Access or REDCap is preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.

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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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.