Clinical Research Coordinator (15497B)

Date: Posted 17-Oct-2017, Closing 16-Dec-2017 (MST)

Department: Other

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate: $39,300 to $72,700

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.

Employment Type: Full Time

The Social Motivation and Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine, has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). We are searching for a reliable, motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative team member to assist with clinical studies of addiction and mood disorders. The study coordinator will work closely with the principal investigator, other research staff, clinical staff, university administrators, and regulatory entities to ensure that all research activities are performed efficiently, ethically, and in accordance with federal and university regulations, policies, and guidelines. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills, experience with human-subjects research, and a strong interest in creating new knowledge that will ultimately improve treatment and prevention of mental illness. A minimum 2-year commitment is requested.


University of Utah Job ID# PRN15497B, Psychiatry - Research


WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week; flexible work schedule, including evening and weekend hours.


COMPENSATION: $39,300 to $72,700. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.



  1. Oversees compliance to protocol; manages quality control, completion and submission of study related documentation; prepares reports for organizations and agencies.
  2. Develops study budgets; monitors budget expenses and billing for allied services; negotiates payment schedule with sponsor and fees for internal services.
  3. Monitors enrollment goals and initiates strategies to promote enrollment and participant compliance. Coordinates and performs responsibilities related to research participants including determining subject population availability, developing informed consents and screening materials, screening and recruiting subjects, scheduling visits, obtaining informed consent, answering subject inquiries, overseeing study visits and acting as a liaison between participants and study-related parties.
  4. Carries out standardized assessments, attends neuroimaging scans, and acquires biospecimens from research participants. Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations.
  5. Recognizes, tracks and reports adverse events and protocol deviations.
  6. Prepares for and coordinates site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study.
  7. Prepares, submits and maintains IRB, FDA, NCI, NIH, NSF and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence.
  8. Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other research professionals regarding studies and related research issues.
  9. Supervises, mentors and trains new or junior research staff.
  10. Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research projects and to maintain a strong referral basis.
  11. Develops and maintains patient databases, investigational logs and records of drugs administered, medical devices monitored and/or procedures followed.
  12. Assists the Principal Investigator in the development of study protocols.
  13. Ensure proper collection, processing and shipment of data and biospecimens.



Bachelor's degree in a health sciences or related field with two years professional research experience and completion of University RATS Clinical Certification within one year of hire required. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.


Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA, HIPAA and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently is preferred.


Departments may require IRB CITI Course or IATA DGR training within a specified timeframe.


Departments may prefer a nursing degree for this position, which requires the incumbent to have two years related experience and possess a nationally recognized research compliance certification.


Department Specific Requirements: IRB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within six months of hire.



Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field. Other highly desirable abilities and skills:

One year of professional research experience coordinating and performing studies.

  • Experience working with individuals with mental health conditions including substance use disorder is preferred.
  • Previous experience with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies is advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Unwavering attention to detail;
  • Computer skills with strong proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team, exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are strongly desired.




The required cover letter should address your specific interest in working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in this particular area of research.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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