Chief Clinical Research Officer

  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • , UT

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief Clinical Research Officer for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake CityIntermountain 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. Intermountain Healthcare was established in 1975 when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated its then 15-hospital system to the communities they served. Intermountain was formed as a secular not-for-profit organization to administer those hospitals.

Intermountain’s Office of Research helps researchers navigate the complex investigative process. Its staff is available to answer questions, provide guidance, and ensure safety and compliance at every level. The Office of Research first ensures that every study involving human beings is evaluated and approved by Intermountain’s Institutional Review Board. This guarantees each study is safe for patients. The Office of Research also helps researchers obtain funding for their approved projects, access education and data analysis resources, manage the operational components of their studies, and publish or present their findings. The Office of Research also partners with other Intermountain entities to provide access to cutting-edge technology and biomaterial resources.

Position Overview

The Chief Clinical Research Officer will be responsible for building research, innovation, and scholarly productivity, with an emphasis on healthcare delivery. In addition to leading Intermountain Healthcare’s Office of Research, the Chief Clinical Research Officer will oversee Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education. The Chief Clinical Research Officer plays a significant role on the senior leadership team of the Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive. The successful candidate will guide a complex organization through implementing research and teaching strategies that lead to progress and change, managing within financial constraints, and simultaneously recognizing opportunities for growth and investment.


  • MD or DO and a Master’s degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Public Health or other business-related field preferred. Education must be obtained through an accredited institution and will be verified. Active Utah Medical Licensure, or ability to obtain, required.
  • Ten years of progressive healthcare leadership experience.
  • Accomplished clinical investigator with experience leading academic departments.
  • Demonstrated leadership of clinicians and commitment to performance management.
  • Experience with graduate medical education programs.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and the ability to work effectively and collegially with clinical and non-clinical staff to move others to action and model the vision and values of the organization.
  • Demonstrated high level of clinical and leadership competence in his/her field of practice.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with a deep understanding of the linkage between clinical outcomes and financial or business performance.


Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and makes good faith efforts to ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected military or veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information, in accordance with the requirements of federal, state, and local law.

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