Job Information

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


Open Date 10/22/2021

Requisition Number PRN28085B

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.

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 for the Hematological Malignancies and Hematology Disease Center, including the institutional biobanking research initiative: Huntsman Cancer Institute – Total Cancer Care. Assists the Principal Investigator in achieving study integrity and objectives through the successful implementation and completion of protocols and procedures.


The position involves a variety of tasks such as offering enrollment to patients, coordinating with other team members and the Biorepository, supporting research interest needs of investigators, entering data and other research related tasks.

Coordinates the implementation, quality control and completion of research studies while assisting the Principal Investigator in determining and accomplishing study objectives. Oversees research studies in an administrative and operational capacity while maintaining compliance with guidelines set by governing agencies.

The coordinator works under the direction of the Total Cancer Care Program manager in support of the Hematology Cancer Disease Center objectives. The coordinator support various projects related to these cancers, attends meeting with the Disease Center, Total Cancer Care and Population Science teams, consults with these teams on project/study issues and/or solicits guidance as necessary. S/he may be cross-trained in processes related to other Disease Centers to provide team coverage when needed. S/he works independently with health care providers and patients.

Essential Functions

1. Coordinates and performs responsibilities such as patient identification, recruitment, obtaining informed consent, and other patient communications in multiple clinics and in-patient at HCI . May need to be present to meet with scheduled patients as early as 6:00 am.

2. May offer questionnaires to enrolled study participants at the time of consent or via follow-up contact.

3. Maintains information in patient databases and may be responsible for data entry.

4. Recognizes and informs study team of protocol deviations and participates in documentation of deviations.

5. Assists the team with research and team related tasks.

6. Works closely with the Biorepository and Molecular Pathology Shared Resource and investigators and ensures proper collection and processing of specimens.

7. Is responsible to arrange coverage when not present.

8. Meets with Principal Investigators and other study staff to carry out research objectives from protocol planning and implementation to quality control and completion.

9. Creates and maintains data, regulatory, and operational documentation for studies.

10. Works with other study coordinators, as well as data, regulatory, and financial support teams to develop and manage study resources and records.

11. Works with clinic staff to integrate study activities into clinic flow.

12. Carries out various study procedures as required by various study protocols:

– Screening and consenting activities

– Data and specimen collection activities

– Data entry, assurance, and reporting activities

– IRB submission and maintenance and other regulatory and compliance activities

13. Performs other responsibilities as required.

Problem Solving

S/he prioritizes and helps optimize processes needed to achieve study goals. S/he functions independently under minimal supervision. S/he has an understanding of good clinical practice and research processes.

Demonstrates the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined.

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.


Some research experience.

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPPA and IRB regulations.

Completion of IRB CITI Course trainings upon hire.

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with patients, with other study team members and will be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description. S/he will be organized and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

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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For more information:

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.