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Manager, Research



Open Date 09/01/2017
Requisition Number PRN15195B
Job Title Manager, Research
Working Title Manager, Research
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

M-F, some nights and weekends depending on deadlines.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 47600 to 90400
Close Date<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime. Yes
Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, responsible for planning, organizing, directing research administration and business functions within the Division of Epidemiology and the Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC). Responsible for oversight of multiple programs within the division including internal and external collaborations, staffing and financial management operations pertaining to areas including (but not limited to) academic, research, health sciences, and community outreach. Acts as a catalyst between the SDBC and its customers and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.


1. Provide general research administration with an emphasis on pre-award grants and contracts proposal preparation in Cayuse, Grants.Gov and other agency formats.
2. Working effectively with investigators and staff to meet the terms and conditions of specific awards and comply with applicable University, State and Federal regulations (i.e. OMB Uniform Guidance).
3. Manage multiple projects simultaneously while providing excellent service and meeting deadlines.
4. Ability to work independently, move projects and issues to completion, and demonstrate a service orientation.
5. Supervise and assist with IRB submission and complex amendments, maintain IRB protocols, RGE protocols and consent forms.

6. Forecasts, develops and implements policies and procedures in the areas of customer service, staffing and budgetary goals and objectives that are consistent with University of Utah’s policies.
7. Prepare financial projections for SDBC recharge service.
8. Markets and promotes new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.
9. Participates in University-wide committees to establish internal standards and administrative plans and policies.
10. Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships to provide biostatistics services.
11. Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through.
12. Utilize database skills to develop reports and troubleshoot database.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 – 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

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


Statistical knowledge with the ability to represent the SDBC.
Strong skills in Excel, Access and/or other data management tools is preferred.
University of Utah experience preferred, especially with University of Utah department administration functions (e.g. budgeting, accounting, payroll, etc.).

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
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: 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:

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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a related Bachelor's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have four or more years of progressively more responsible management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How many years of data analysis and reporting, data compilation and report preparation, and/or related research experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 4 years
    • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more
  4. How many years of experience do you have working in a research setting?
    • 0 years
    • 1-3 years
    • 4-7 years
    • Over 8 years
  5. Please indicate your skill level in the use of Microsoft Access:
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission