Research Services Coordinator

Aurora, CO
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at*

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Research Services Coordinator (Research Services Professional)

Position #708796 - Requisition 08959

The Department of Family Medicine is seeking to fill a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Coordinator (Research Services Professional) position.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Job Summary:
Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis:

With ongoing training and guidance this position will oversee critical research group development projects as assigned. Responsibilities will include: coordinating and attending meetings with project investigators and staff; working with leadership to set agendas, develop processes, manage needed follow-up activities, and to ensure consistent administrative and financial support necessary to sustain the successful implementation of planned activities and emerging opportunities. This position coordinates and collaborates with primary care providers, staff, and patients, community-based partners, and others to positively impact participation in research studies, disseminate program accomplishments and research findings in both transitional academic or community forums, and evaluate programs and projects. With the support of senior level personnel, this position is responsible for the coordination of reporting and evaluation processes and assisting with project budgeting, including estimating/forecasting budget needs; assist with preparing budget documents; overseeing compliance with budget guidelines; recommending adjustments to remain within overall budget limitations; and interpreting budget materials, guidelines and processes.

This role will also provide high-level administrative and operational support to the Vice Chair and Associate Vice Chair for Research, as well as the Sports Medicine Program, including: managing schedules, travel, and meetings; preparing presentations; monitoring the progress of ongoing projects; and completed over duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range minimum for this position has been established at $41,374 and 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

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

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:

A bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution and 1 year of professional level experience in grants administration, finance, accounting or public administration.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical or paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis, but not the specific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an institution of higher education.
  • Two years' of experience working in an academic healthcare environment, with an emphasis on day-to-day business and administrative operations.
  • Experience supporting principal investigators working on research projects.
  • Experience providing high-level support to faculty in departmental and national leadership roles.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution and with external partners and entities.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to include expertise in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel and Word), use of forms and knowledge of database searches.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise appropriate discretion with information.
  • Ability to work independently, to multitask, to work under pressure and to meet deadlines, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to improve program operational efficiency through organization, increased communication, dissemination of information, application of work standards, and tracking mechanisms.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to Jaella VonFeldt at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin April 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20148 - SOM-Family Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 23, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jaella VonFeldt

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00708796


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