PS Research Scientist
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Job posting number: #7122572
Posted: February 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job Descriptionob Summary
The Department of Pediatrics has an immediate opening for an experienced, highly motivated Research Scientist to facilitate research operations within the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. This position will work closely with research faculty to manage daily operations for existing grants and assist in securing future grants.
The University of Utah offers a wellness program, great benefits package, and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Mutual respect and appreciation are highly valued within the Department of Pediatrics. The University of Utah benefits package includes:
Excellent health care coverage at affordable rates
14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately
Generous paid leave time
11 paid Holidays per year
50% tuition reduction for employee, spouse, and dependent children
Flex spending accounts
Free transit on most UTA services
Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
Professional development opportunities
Additional benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefits
Identifies future grant funding opportunities
Assists in the preparation of grant applications
Assists with budget preparation for future studies
Assists in manuscript preparation and submission
Represent the research program at meetings, national and international research consortia
Assist in preparing, submitting, and maintaining IRB, FDA, NCI, NIH, NSF and/or other regulatory documents and research correspondence as needed
Collaborates with the division manager and research accountant to monitor study expenditures and ensures appropriate expenditure of funds
Prepare for and coordinate site visits made by sponsors or federal agencies during course and at the close of the study
Helps develop applicable data management queries and oversees data cleaning activities
Coordinate approval of new study agreements and contracts; assists in the development of case report forms
Performs other necessary research support functions as assigned by PI, manager or division chief
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific discipline in a related field plus four years of experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills 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.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Department Specific Preferences:
Superior scientific writing skills- ability to write portions of manuscripts and meet the requirements of a co- or first-author; ability to write portions of grants and serve as co-Investigator
Experience directing extramurally funded research, including research protocols, procedures, data collection, IRB oversight, multi-site collaboration, and budget management
Superior organizational skills – experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, ability to independently and correctly prioritize tasks, excel at time management, and demonstrate capacity to present information professionally and concisely
Team Player – demonstrates enthusiasm, positive attitude, integrity, and commitment to the research mission by helping with special projects and working as directed and where needed
Critical thinking skills – ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations