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University of Colorado Research Program Manager (Sr Professional Research Assistant) in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Senior 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.

*Job Summary: *

The Department of Emergency Medicine has an opening for a self-motivated, hardworking, efficient Research Program Manager/Senior Research Assistant/Research Scientist. This position will work with an individual investigator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus.

The principal investigator (Dr. Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD) conducts research related to (emergency) trauma care in resource-constrained settings internationally. Current project areas in the principal investigator’s (PI’s) portfolio of work include: clinical interventions to improve patient outcomes; methods to accurately recognize/diagnose traumatic conditions; and epidemiologic studies that characterize exposures and outcomes amongst injured populations. These studies occur in prehospital (i.e. ambulance) systems and in-hospital settings, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current focus on South Africa.

This will be a collaborative position with opportunity to shape research questions and methods. New PhD or experienced MS or MPH graduates from research-related disciplines and behavioral health disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The main duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:




Program Manager duties:*

o Maintain detailed understanding of PI’s project portfolio

o Closely monitor and coordinate the PI’s project portfolio

o Build strong personal relationships with PI’s portfolio personnel

o Coordinate and supervise students, research assistants, & international personnel

o Serve as liaison between PI and collaborators

o Schedule and coordinate meetings relevant to portfolio work

o Develop, revise, update research documents (e.g. protocols, instruments, progress reports)

o Develop and track portfolio budgets (coordinate with other financial personnel)

o Ensure projects comply with regulatory requirements of institutional and federal guidelines

o Travel to domestic and international research sites to assist and supervise portfolio work (<10% annually)

o Travel to domestic and international meetings to support PI, participate, or present portfolio work (<10% annually)

Senior research assistant duties:

o Assist with research duties (e.g. implement protocols, collect data, enroll subjects, etc.)

o Conduct literature searches/reviews

o Assist with data analysis (interim/final)

o Assist with preparation & submission of manuscripts, abstracts, presentations

o Opportunities will be made available to present work at conferences/meetings

o Assisting with grant preparation and submission



Research scientist duties:*


o Understand gaps and objectives in PI project portfolio topic areas

o Co-develop (with PI) research approaches to provide answers/solutions

o Help PI to plan, execute, troubleshoot, oversee/direct launched studies

o Assess, analyze, and interpret outcomes (with PI)

o Co-author sections of scientific reports and manuscripts (with PI supervision)

_Salary and Benefits:_

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

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at


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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in research-related discipline, or health sciences degree (e.g. nursing degree) with clinical experience as an allowable substitute

  • Experience managing teams, projects, or programs

  • Scientific writing experience, such as peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, or reports

  • Proficient knowledge of computer-based tools (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Database management and analysis skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in research-related biomedical dicipline

  • Public health or behavioral health background

  • Global health experience

    • Clinical trial experience
  • Biostatistics experience (basic, inferential statistics)

  • Qualitative research experience

  • Experience with developing and maintaining standard operating procedure documents

  • Knowledge and experience with institutional review board applications

  • 1 years’ experience with project management

  • Experience developing and tracking study budgets

  • Ability to work some holidays and weekends

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Research Program Manager (Sr Professional Research Assistant)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16765