Job Information

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


Open Date 09/27/2023

Requisition Number PRN14205N

Job Title PS Study Coordinator

Working Title PS Study Coordinator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 16

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday Hours could be flexible

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area

Department 00232 - General Internal Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

Close Date

Job Summary

The Project Coordinator will work with the study Principal Investigator as part of a 5-year extramurally funded research project being conducted at the University of Utah and VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. The project entails health services research—collecting data of observations of clinical care, surveys, interviews, and stakeholder analyses—on the topics of health care quality, substance use, and vulnerable/disadvantaged patient populations. Responsibilities entail day-to-day management of all aspects of the study, including:

· Recruiting study participants

· Coding data

· Planning/facilitating team meetings and project activities

· Managing regulatory aspects of the project

· Maintaining study budgets/financial information

· Tracking project progress and preparing progress reports

· Facilitating study-related travel

· Managing data collection and storage

· Assisting with data analysis

· Communicating with stakeholders

· Ensuring resources are available to the study team

· Assisting with scientific manuscripts

· Attending conferences and meetings to disseminate findings

The ideal Project Coordinator will have schedule flexibility, a disposition to take initiative and think creatively about solutions to nonstandard problems, excellent interpersonal skills, responsive communication style, familiarity with research protocols and practices, some background knowledge in the field(s) of study, and a desire to develop research skills to serve their own career development and interests. Individuals seeking mentorship and/or experience in health services research are encouraged to apply. This position also provides a possibility of additional related project opportunities.


Assesses protocol for clarity and subject safety, reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and questions with Principal Investigator and sponsor. Attends and participates in Investigator and staff meetings. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines. Explains and obtains informed consent, medical history and demographics; documents in source file and maintains with historical data, status reports, progress notes, and subject log to help ensure subject safety. Determines length of visits and coordinates related facility and equipment availability. Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports serious AEs to IRB and sponsor. Documents all protocol deviations, reconciles test article accountability at study close out and prepares summary report for sponsor. Completes, audits, corrects CRFs, relays CRFs to sponsor. Assists with negotiating contract budget and payment terms. Maintains documents as required by FDA guidelines.

May maintain contact with IRB and prepare and submit IRB documents. May ensure proper collection, processing and shipment of specimens. May perform functions required of the Clinical Research Assistant as necessary.

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 (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) 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.


Qualifications :

· Required:

o Masters degree, preferably in applied science field

o Strong English proficiency, oral and written

o Non-U.S. citizens may be considered with most employment visas, but H-1B and student visas are not eligible

· Preferred:

o Interest in pursuing graduate or professional degree

o Research experience

o Familiarity with electronic medical records

o Familiarity with statistical software and data management programs

o IRB /Research regulation experience

o Project management

o Experience working with Veterans/Veterans Health Administration

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.

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