Patient Sensitive Study Coordinator (15790B)

Date: Posted 01-Dec-2017, Closing 30-Jan-2018 (MST)

Department: Other

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate: $31,600 to $40,000/year

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, 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 Study Coordinator (patient sensitive). We are searching for a reliable, motivated, detail-oriented, collaborative team member to assist with clinical neuroimaging 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# PRN15790B, Psychiatry - Research


COMPENSATION: $31,600 to $40,000/year. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, retirement and health plan options.


WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week, variable. Flexible work schedule, including evening and weekend hours.



  1. Assesses protocol for clarity and subject safety, reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and questions with Principal Investigator and sponsor.
  2. Attends and participates in Investigator and staff meetings.
  3. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines.
  4. Explains and obtains informed consent, medical history and demographics; documents in source file and maintains with historical data, status reports, progress notes, and subject log to help ensure subject safety.
  5. Determines length of visits and coordinates related facility and equipment availability.
  6. Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports serious AEs to IRB and sponsor.
  7. Documents all protocol deviations, reconciles test article accountability at study close out and prepares summary report for sponsor.
  8. Completes, audits, corrects CRFs, relays CRFs to sponsor.
  9. Assists with negotiating contract budget and payment terms.
  10. Maintains documents as required by FDA guidelines.
  11. May maintain contact with IRB and prepare and submit IRB documents.
  12. May ensure proper collection, processing and shipment of data/specimens. This may include travel off site to auxiliary clinical treatment site.
  13. May perform functions required of the Clinical Research Assistant as necessary.

Incumbents are responsible for coordinating the daily operations of their assigned research team, coordinating the orderly and safe flow of the research project and maintaining adequate resources for the PI to accomplish their research objectives.


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors 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.


PREFERENCES: Bachelors 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.




PLEASE NOTE WHEN APPLYING: 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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