Job Information

University of Utah PS Study Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/30/2022

Requisition Number PRN29954B

Job Title PS Study Coordinator

Working Title PS Study Coordinator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full time. M-F 9-5

VP Area President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Coordinates research and administrative activities in support of the ColoCare Study, a multisite cohort study of colorectal cancer patients. The position involves many diverse tasks, including the collaboration with clinical staff and national/international study sites, development of new procedures and research instruments as needed, patient consenting and follow-up, specimen procurement, carrying-out moderately complex research assignments, assistance with grant writing, and study implementation.


The coordinator works under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Scientific Coordinator, the Research Assistant Professor, and the lead coordinator for the ColoCare Study, consults with the team on project/study issues and/or solicits guidance as necessary. Special skills and knowledge are applied in coordinating research and administrative activities and in carrying-out research assignments. The coordinator will increasingly oversee the work of students and other study staff. S/he works independently with health care providers and patients and is responsible for organizing study logistics and study materials. Essential Functions

1. Implements protocol and assesses changes for compliance and subject safety, reviews inclusions/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and questions with Principal Investigator.

2. Monitors budget expenses and billing for allied services

3. Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining patient eligibility, 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.

4. Contributes to work related to developing questionnaires regarding COVID -19 and other study questionnaires.

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

6. Prepares for and coordinates local study meetings.

7. May represent the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia.

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

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

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

11. Develops and maintains patient databases, investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and/or procedures followed. Assists in limited data entry activities.

12. Ensures proper collection, processing and shipment of specimens.

13. Assists the Principal Investigator, Scientific Coordinator, and the Research Assistant Professor in the development of study protocols.

14. Assists with scientific manuscripts and grant writing.

15. Perform other responsibilities as required.

Problem Solving

The incumbent decides how to best accomplish the daily requirements of various study objectives, prioritizes and delegates workload, and establishes systems needed to achieve study goals. The incumbent 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 incumbent is responsible to organize coverage when not present to ensure protocol requirements are followed.

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.

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.

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.


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, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills and phlebotomy training are also required. Phlebotomy training may be completed after hire.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the ability for interacting effectively with patients and within the study team, as well as for interdisciplinary and international research and will be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description. S/he will enjoy performing a diversity of tasks, will have exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and has demonstrated excellent communication skills.

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)

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.