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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine – Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Position # 00761676 – Requisition # 18875

Full/Part Time: Full-time, M-F, 1.0 FTE

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.

Job Summary:

The Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine is seeking an energetic, full-time Professional Research Assistant for research evaluating alcohol abuse, acute respiratory failure, psychological distress, and long term recovery in critically ill patients. Additionally, our team conducts research regarding burnout and post-traumatic stress among healthcare workers. The person in this position will work closely with a team of investigators and professional research assistants in order to enroll patients in inpatient and community environments, involves interacting with a diverse patient population in a variety of settings and involves both clinical and lab based work. Successful candidates will be comfortable engaging with inpatients, family members, healthcare providers and others in a variety of settings.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Collaborating with principal investigators, co-investigators to enroll clinical trial participants with acute respiratory failure and critical illness in an ICU and community settings.

  • Conducting study visits

  • Ensuring compliance with best policy and procedures for conducting clinical trials

  • Screen, consent and enroll study participants

  • Collect, process and store research samples and data

  • Collect and report all study adverse events

  • Provide participant education and follow-up per protocol guidelines

  • Participation in weekly investigator lab meetings

  • Prepare and submit regulatory and institutional review board documentation.

  • Abstract data from participant electronic medical records.

The PRA will be supervised by the Research Manager and report directly to the Principal Investigator.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

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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Office of Equity:

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively and compassionately communicate with critically ill patients, their families and healthcare providers.

  • Excellent organizational, time management skills with the ability to multitask.

  • Ability to establish work priorities and handle multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and documents and maintain strict confidentiality in all HIPAA matters.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to use various computer systems and software applications.

  • Ability to initiate and maintain effective lines of communication with other areas/departments/sponsors

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jul 29, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jeffrey Mckeehan

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00761676

Req ID: 18875

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.