PS Manager, Program(s)

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Open Date
Requisition Number PRN25086B
Job Title PS Manager, Program(s)
Working Title Program Manager (PIERS)
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 30
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00868 - Psychiatry - Research
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $70,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary

Program Manager for Utah Initiative for Prevention, Investigation, and Education to Reduce Suicide (PIERS). Duties: planning, development, and execution of program initiatives.


Assist with data analyses and preparation of scientific results for publications, presentations, and grant submissions. Assist with aspects of study design and scientific planning. Coordinate calls, meetings, notifications/announcements, website development and other outward facing activities that enhance the capacity for PIERS to build collaborations within and across institutions. These collaborations may include academic faculty, research leaders at other academic and/or state institutions, leaders of Foundations with suicide research/prevention focus, and other public policy leaders. Navigate administrative permissions for data and sample use, including IRB applications, and Data / Material Transfer Agreements. Identify potential public and private funding sources and relevant requests for proposals. Assist with developing budgets. Track progress and budgets of funded PIERS projects. Assist with the preparation of presentations and publications. Organize invited lectures, seminars, and retreats.

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 typically 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring 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.

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.


Preferred: Master’s level training/experience in a science/data related area, plus at least 3 years of program management experience. Demonstrated skills in communication and human relations. Experience with scientific research methods, aspects of scientific study design, and management of data.

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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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 (*).

  • * 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
  • * Do you have four or more years of progressively more responsible management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Do you have experience assessing quality of data from scientific studies?
    • Yes
    • NO
  • * Do you have experience with statistical analysis of data from scientific studies?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Have you contributed to a published scientific paper of conference presentation?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Have you contributed to the scientific content of a submitted grant proposal?
    • Yes
    • No

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


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