Job Information

University of Utah Study Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/14/2023

Requisition Number PRN36936B

Job Title PS Study Coordinator

Working Title Study Coordinator

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

Monday – Friday, typically 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with weekend and evening hours

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31,600 - $55,621

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

Coordinates technical and administrative details involved in research studies for the Utah Children’s Project/ ECHO Program. Assists the Principal Investigator and research team in achieving study integrity and objectives through the successful implementation and completion of protocols and procedures.

The Utah Children’s Project/ ECHO Program has an immediate opening for a Study Coordinator to work on a large national children’s health study investigating environmental influences on child health and development. This project will follow children from childhood through adolescence, working with other cohorts totaling more than 50,000 children from diverse backgrounds across the nation. The study focuses on five key pediatric outcomes that have a high public health impact: Pre, peri and postnatal, upper and lower airways, obesity, neurodevelopment, and positive health.

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 and Responsibilities

  1. Assesses various protocols for clarity, and reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and questions with Research Manager and/or Clinical Research Coordinator.
  2. Creates, reviews, and edits research project specific documents such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), participant materials, etc.
  3. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines.
  4. Coordinates the daily operation of all assigned research project(s) activities including recruitment, explaining and obtaining informed consent, study mailings, online surveys, and follow-up of study participants. Utilizes study database to track participant and data collection flow. Documents source files and maintains status reports.
  5. Contacts study participants to obtain or update informed consent, collects and verifies data, answers questions about the study, and verifies receipt or completion of study materials.
  6. Conducts in person and televisit study visits including obtaining anthropometric measurements, cognitive assessment, biospecimen samples, and survey data. Coordinates related facility, clinical staff support and equipment availability for in person visits and assembling, drop off, and pick up of visit kits for televisits.
  7. Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports serious AEs to Research Manager and IRB .
  8. Reports and tracks protocol deviations. Reports serious protocol deviations to Research Manager, IRB and sponsor.
  9. Assists Research Manager is compiling project specific information for reporting purposes.
  10. Assists Research Manager in preparing and/or editing IRB documents.
  11. May ensure proper collection, processing and shipment of specimens.
  12. Provides input to Research Manager and IT Coordinator regarding the design of study reports and modifications to tracking system.
  13. May assist Research Manager in developing and conducting training of new staff to implement study protocol, use study tracking system, and conduct study visits for assigned research projects.
  14. Contacts and recruits potential study participants at community outreach events or health clinics. Travels to and presents study information at community events to conduct recruitment. Assists in screening eligible participants.
  15. Other related duties as assigned.


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.

Problem Solving

Applicant must be able to communicate effectively for all tasks involved with this position, be able to monitor complex recruitment and follow-up simultaneously and manage time to meet deadlines.


Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Clinic environment, home environment, community outreach environments.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, carrying study equipment, bending, reaching or kneeling to work with small children.

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.



  • Experience working with children. Attention to detail. Ability to function independently. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new software programs.
  • Ability to effectively work in private home environment with internet access as needed and/or in office to meet study needs.
  • Spanish fluency required.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

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.

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