Ps Clinical Research Coordinator Wanted In Salt Lake City

Published 2017-12-18
Expires 2019-06-15
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Ps Clinical Research Coordinator Wanted In Salt Lake City
United-states, Utah, Salt Lake City,
Published December 18, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Ps clinical research coordinator

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Requisition Number: PRN15936B

FLSA Code: Administrative

Patient Sensitive
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Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?:
Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area:
U of U Health - Academics

Department: 00868 - Psychiatry - Research


City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: DOE

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Job Summary

The Center for Aging, Technology, and Translational Neurotherapeutics ( class="caps">ATTN) in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Clinical
Research Coordinator.

We are searching for a motivated, reliable, detail oriented and collaborative individual to assist with
clinical research studies of neuroplasticity-based computerized interventions for elderly patients suffering from addiction and/or mood
disorders. The coordinator will work closely with the principle investigator, the Center for Medical Innovation, other research 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.

This position includes a significant amount of supervised
patient contact, and necessitates a sensitive, respectful, mature individual who will be committed to providing excellent care while they
participate with our lab. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills, previous research experience
with human subjects, a strong interest in developing their clinical acumen with psychiatric patients, and an interest in developing skills
in clinical research methods. An individual with programming experience is strongly preferred.


  • Conducts structured clinical interviews to assist in determination of patient diagnosis: administers and scores the class="caps">SCID-IV on site.
  • Administers research battery of additional measures on depression severity, suicidality,
    cognitive functioning, medical comorbidity, physical functioning, social support, etc.
  • Tracks patients over time in follow-up
  • Administers computerized tasks to research participants during EEG sessions and class="caps">MRI scans.
  • Also assists in the design of such computerized tasks.
  • Participates in inpatient unit
    rounds to recruit subjects and conducts research assessments on inpatient units
  • Assists with biophysical assessments: taking
    vitals, drawing/spinning blood samples, and assisting with EKGs.
  • Administers computerized interventions to participants as
    directed by the study protocol.
  • Alerts the principle investigator of any changes to participant's clinical state.
  • Assists
    with the analysis and entry of data from MRI scans and computerized tasks.
  • Develops and
    prepares data collection sheets according to protocol requirements.
  • Reviews data for accuracy and maintains records of study
  • Attends team meetings to gather and present information.
  • Assists in preparation of research documentation including
    IRB protocols.
  • Contributes to developing educational materials and educates the community and other
    research professionals regarding studies and related research issues
  • Supervises, mentors and trains new or junior research
  • Coordinates with referring physicians to provide information regarding available research protocols and maintains a strong
    referral basis.
  • Coordinates care with patients' treating physician while participants complete treatment studies.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
This job description 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. />
Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).

Physical Requirements
and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand
motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


Bachelors 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 class="caps">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.

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

  • Preferred college degree in psychology, neuroscience,
engineering, computer science or related field.
  • Prior
    programming experience is strongly
preferred. (Matlab; EPrime; Python, etc.)
  • Prior research experience with clinical
  • Experience working with individuals suffering from mental
health conditions.
  • Experience working
    with the elderly.
  • Desire to pursue a career in clinical research

Applicants will be screened according to department

Type: Benefited Staff

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: href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected] 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: [email protected]. />
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you
must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement
plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within
30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are
receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah
Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University's Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.
/>This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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