Job Information

University of Utah Sr. Research Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/07/2023

Requisition Number PRN36337B

Job Title Sr. Manager, Research

Working Title Sr. Research Manager

Job Grade G


Patient Sensitive Job Code?

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. Opportunities for telework may be available if supported by operational needs.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00850 - Pediatric Critical Care

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,7800 - $109,649

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Emergency Medical Services ( EMS ) profession is changing and information is essential to good decision making. Be a catalyst for an Information-Driven Future! Join the National Emergency Medical Services Information Systems ( NEMSIS ) team and help to transform information into evidence-supported action.

The NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center is hiring a Sr. Research Manager. This position will help guide strategic operations and facilitate the direction, improvement, and promotion of the National EMS Data Standard. The Sr. Research Manager will be responsible for content development and oversight of resources, and be involved in projects and partnerships with state, national, and Federal EMS organizations. This position represents the NEMSIS Program in industry meetings and will present education, promotion, and collaboration efforts at conferences and trainings.

The ideal candidate will bring experience in EMS documentation/data collection, EMS system and response evaluation, delivery of EMS care, and/or dynamics of the EMS workforce.

This position may relocate to the Salt Lake City, Utah area or work remotely if approved by the organization and supported by operational needs. If remote, travel to SLC will be required every 3 months. Some travel for presentations and conferences will be expected.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions:

This position will work closely with the NEMSIS Principal Investigator to execute the following essential responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate with the Principal Investigator the direction of the NEMSIS project to establish and maintain a national EMS standard for collection of EMS responses across the nation; working with State and Territory EMS Offices and national organizations towards the development of state, regional, and local EMS data system implementations to populate the national EMS database, establishing standards to analyze pre-hospital response and treatment to improve EMS care nationwide.
  2. Continually assess, modify, and implement the NEMSIS TAC business plan to meet the ongoing needs of the project and the EMS industry.
  3. Review and ensure deliverables are met for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) Office of EMS Contract with the University of Utah, School of Medicine to run the NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center. Provide recommendations for modifications to meet the needs of the EMS community.
  4. Coordinate the development and implementation of the NHTSA / NEMSIS Version 3 data standard with involvement from multiple EMS stakeholders.
  5. Work with EMS stakeholders to determine the best codes and descriptors for the pre-hospital environment using healthcare standards used in the NHTSA / NEMSIS Version 3 standard (e.g., ICD -10, RxNorm, and SNOMED CT for EMS procedures performed).
  6. Speak at state and national conference providing education and overview regarding the NHTSA / NEMSIS Version 3 standard, benefits and advantages for the transition to Version 3 which includes health information exchange allowing for integration with other health care standards.
  7. Identify and coordinate the development, maintenance, and community outreach in the use of the NEMSIS Public and State Reporting Tools and their ongoing development and improvement through education and feedback.
  8. Work with NEMSIS Principal Investigator and the National Trauma Data Standard ( NTDS ) to align the pre-hospital data points with the NHTSA / NEMSIS Version 3 standard. This allows for integration and seamless data sharing.
  9. Attend various federal meetings, participating in monthly NASEMSO conference calls, and other meetings as needed.
  10. Provide clinical expertise and quality assurance review of EMS responses and the implication of data submitted through analysis and education. Conduct national and state level review and analysis of EMS responses using varying criteria.
  11. Assist State and Territory EMS personnel in analysis of State or Territory level data within NEMSIS using NEMSIS Reporting Tools and databases.
  12. Speak at EMS conferences or for special interest organizations via webinar or in person related to NHTSA / NEMSIS Version 3, EMS Data Resources, and NEMSIS national data and its use.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



  • Experience as an EMS clinician (such as EMT , paramedic or flight nurse) OR experience with EMS documentation software products.
  • Experience with data analytics and reporting.
  • Prior experience involving research or evidence-based practice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team.
  • Initiative, creative solutioning, and flexibility under pressure.
  • Business and technical writing skills.

Applicants will be screened according to preferences.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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