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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant (PRA) in Aurora, Colorado

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology

Professional Research Assistant (PRA)

Position #760481 – Requisition #16073

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology,//has an opening for a/full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA)/position.//

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care./Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here//./

_Job Summary:_

A professional research assistant is being sought to oversee grant-funded clinical research at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO). The professional research assistant to be hired will be responsible primarily for the day-to-day operations of clinical research studies in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and cystic fibrosis related diabetes. The position will involve participant recruitment and retention, scheduling study visits, overseeing participant visits in the Clinical and Translational Research Center and administering study assessments, database management, study regulatory requirements, and administrative duties. The successful candidate will be trained to conduct a variety of assessments, including obtaining a medical history, use of diabetes management technology, and biological specimen processing. Opportunities for this position include: (1) direct contact with children/adolescents and families; (2) training pertaining to the use and maintenance of diabetes technology including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors; (3) potential for authorship on scientific abstracts, publications and presentations.

/This opening is currently for a two-year position, but there may be an opportunity for continuation after that time, dependent on performance and funding./

/This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority./



_Examples of Work Performed:___

  • Screen, recruit, and consent study participants and families

  • Research database maintenance and data entry

  • Oversee participant visits in the pediatric Clinical Translational Research Center

  • Administer and conduct study assessments with participants

  • Conduct follow-ups with participants over the phone and/or Skype

  • Assist PI with scientific abstracts, publications, and presentations as requested

  • Handle, process, and store biological specimens

  • Conduct study assessments and questionnaires with participants

  • Assist with participant retention

  • Assist with documentation of regulatory compliance (including certifications, COMIRB training, etc)

  • Manage expenses associated with the grant

PLEASENOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $35,000 - $40,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills, experience and service with the University of Colorado.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

_Minimum Qualifications:_


  • BA/BS degree

  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Previous experience working with children and/or adolescents

  • Minimum of 6 months’ professional research experience

/Note: educational experience will not replace the required 6 months of professional work experience/

Conditions of Employment:

Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado

Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender

_Preferred Qualifications:_/__/


  • Previous clinical research experience

  • Experience with computer applications, spreadsheet and database software such as Excel and REDCap

  • Experience with diabetes-related technology (ex. Insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors)__

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-Strong interpersonal and communication skills

-Effective organizational and problem solving skills

-Ability to work both independently and part of a collaborative team

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Professional Research Assistant (PRA)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16073