University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant
The University of Colorado Denver l 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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has just welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MD and is in the process of growing the Department of Psychiatry with new programs and expanding existing programs.
Position Summary: The PRA will aid in the collection and processing of biological samples, data quality control and management, and human subjects screening and research visit coordination.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assisting with study participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling
Leading study visits including informed consent
Administering urine and breathalyzer tests, performing blood draws
Conducting self-report tasks with study participants
Completing data management and quality control tasks
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $35,500 to $40,500.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.
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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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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is 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.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, physiology, or other related field
Experience conducting human subjects research appointments and eligibility screenings
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Phlebotomy certification or equivalent
Experience handling biohazardous materials such as human blood, stool, and saliva samples
REDCap project design and management
Literacy in R/RStudio, SPSS, statistical analyses
Wet lab experience (Extraction of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from whole blood, qPCR, real time PCR, sandwich and bead-based ELISA, Flow Cytometry)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Capable of working effectively and respectfully with participants who have diagnosed substance use disorders and a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and personalities.
Ability to work collaboratively with study staff, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, principal investigators, and other laboratories
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
Excellent communication skills as the person in this role will have to regularly communicate with their supervisors as well as clients within the department and representatives from other entities within the University.
Outstanding customer service skills, organizational skills, detail-oriented, and time/project management
Demonstrated ability to independent thinking, problem solving, proactive in resolving issues, and manage priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to learn new skills, synthesize and apply knowledge from different disciplines
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Jan 6, 2021
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Lydia Lyon
Posting Contact Email email@example.com
Posting Number 00780512
Req ID: 19841
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.