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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


Professional Research Assistant

Department Ophthalmology

Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology



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.



_Nature of Work_

The University of Colorado Denver has an opening in the Department of Ophthalmology for a Professional Research Assistant at a 75% FTE (full time effort). This person will work on various research projects within the University system on eye diseases. This position will involve abstracting data from the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). In addition, the person will be involved in recruiting patients at the UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center and its affiliates, collecting clinical information on study participants by interview and review of the electronic medical record and entering data into a database. The candidate will also be responsible for collecting and processing blood samples and other biological samples from study participants. In addition, the candidate will assist the PI and other faculty with abstract, meeting and manuscript submission. The candidate will also be involved in other projects that require data collection and entry for various research projects within the Division.

_Professional Field_

The successful applicant will have knowledge in the field of research in medicine

_Supervision Received_

The position reports to Anne Lynch MD, MSPH who is the Director of the Division of Ophthalmic Epidemiology.

_Supervision Exercised_

The PRA might have to train co-workers and student workers in job functions, if needed

_Examples of Work Performed_

Tracking patients with eye diseases for example patients who had cataract surgery. Consenting and interviewing patients in clinic about their eye disease. Collection of clinical data and bio-samples on study participants.



_Salary and Benefits:_

The hiring salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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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.

_Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities_

  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft office software, computer data entry, and data management.

  • Good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

  • Ability to be team oriented and flexible

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Detail-oriented to ensure data quality

_Minimum Requirements_

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a science or health-related field.

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • Experience with the collection of clinical data, sample collection/ processing, and data management.

  • Experience working with computers/Microsoft office software and computer data entry.

  • Experience with Epic or REDCap is a plus, but not essential

  • Phlebotomy experience is a plus but not essential.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16989