Associate Scientist R&D

Intermountain Healthcare
Job Location
1380 E Medical Center Dr
St. George, UT 84790
Job Description

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Job Description

This position is accountable to support research projects and to ensure that appropriate processes are implemented and maintained according to research protocol. This position supports/designs research and assessment techniques to achieve desired outcomes and / or to comply with regulations, grant requirements, compliance or clinical excellence initiatives. This position also includes translating pragmatic research into clinical applications (bench-to-bedside). This will involve managing large data bases, creating reports, working with clinicians/scientists/associates, and designing metrics to measure clinical outcomes resulting from translational research applied in clinical settings. In the clinical settings, this position will be working with health care providers, and will create the procedures for research data collection and/or electronic medical records. This position is responsible for managing the ongoing research efforts/integrity of existing data systems and insuring integration across the organization. 

Essential Job Duties

  • 1. Supports/works with Staff and Senior Scientists to design study protocols, build and maintain study samples, and disseminate information about the project to appropriate stakeholders. Contribute in research and other activities as assigned.
  • 2. Demonstrates knowledge of quality improvement principles, theory, study design, and/or statistical modeling to evaluate research activity across the clinical/R&D programs and processes in an effort to identify opportunities for improving the delivery of health care services.
  • 3. Coordinates research & data analysis, outcome collection and clinical translation of research to both central and regional leadership.
  • 4. Demonstrates solid understanding of project management including development, support, installation, resource allocation, life cycle planning, cost tracking, and project risk assessment.

Posting Specifics

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: Full Time/40 hours per week/Exempt
  • Department: Genomics

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in a relevant field of research/scientific area of study such as Molecular Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Pharmacology or Immunology from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Two years of experience in a healthcare/academic/industry research setting.
  • Experience working in a clinical or scientific setting handling human or animal samples.
  • Experience using statistical research methods and their use in outcomes data reporting.
  • Experience writing relevant documents, including manuscripts and seminar presentations.
  • Flexibility to travel to various locations.


Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others requiring the employee to communicate information.
  • Operate computers and other IT equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.


Preferred Requirements

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency with MS project and database applications/tools.
  • Experience in writing and publishing in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience in study coordination and collaboration. Familiarity with statistical and informatics/bioinformatics analysis tools.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture and in assay designing for genomics.
  • Experience working within a hospital clinical area and/or an understanding of workflows and hospital processes.
  • Previous experience in library preparation and sequencing for NGS
  • Previous experience with PCR based (qPCR, ddPCR) and other molecular assays
  • Experience in DNA, RNA and protein sample preparation
  • Experience in discovery, biomarker study and new NGS assay development
  • Experience in writing and  troubleshooting SOPs
  • Experience and familiarity with quality control and documentation


Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

How to Apply

Please submit an online application on our website at 

About Our Organization

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary care and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth.


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