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University of Utah Study Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/29/2020

Requisition Number PRN24635B

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


VP Area President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $38,000-$45,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Coordinates research and administrative activities in support of the institutional biobanking research initiative: Huntsman Cancer Institute-Total Cancer Care and the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network ( ORIEN .)

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


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.

The coordinator works under the direction of the Total Cancer Care Program Manager, with an emphasis in support of the Hematology Cancer Disease Center Investigators. The coordinator may support various projects related to these cancers, attends meeting with both the Disease Center and Total Cancer Care teams as directed, consults with the Total Cancer Care team 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 at HCI . May need to be present to meet with scheduled patients as early as 6:00 am as needed.

2. Offer questionnaires to enrolled study participants regularly 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 Total Cancer Care Program Manager 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. 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.

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.


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.

Additional preferences:

Some research experience.

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

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

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

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

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.