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PS Study Coordinator (ECHO)

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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PS Study Coordinator (ECHO)

Job Summary

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.

This role coordinates technical and administrative details involved in research studies for the Utah Children's Project/ ECHO Program. The successful candidate will also assist the Principal Investigator and research team in achieving study integrity and objectives through the successful implementation and completion of protocols and procedures. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

Additional benefits information is available at

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assesses protocol for clarity and subject safety, reviews inclusion/exclusion criteria; clarifies concerns and questions with Research Manager and/or Clinical Research Coordinator.

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings. Advises team regarding specific study assignments and timelines.

  • 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.

  • Contacts study participants to explain and obtain or update informed consent, collects and verifies data, answers questions about the study, and verifies receipt or completion of study materials.

  • 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.

  • Reports and tracks adverse events (AE). Reports serious AEs to Research Manager and IRB.

  • Reports and documents protocol deviations. Reports serious protocol deviations to Research Manager, IRB and sponsor.

  • Assists Research Manager is compiling project specific report information.

  • Maintains documents as required by study guidelines.

  • Assists ensure proper collection, processing and shipment of specimens.

  • 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.

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 or lab environment, home environment, community outreach environments.Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly 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, standing.

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 preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38389B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday - Friday, typically 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with weekend and evening hours required as needed to accomplish study objectives.
Department: 00958 - DFPM-Administration
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $48,000 - $53,000 DOQ
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No

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