Clinical Trial Recruiter/PRA

Aurora, CO
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Clinical Trial Recruiter/PRA

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes is looking for a high-energy Clinical Trial Recruiter who enjoys working in Obstetric practices with pregnant women.

  • Highly professional and enthusiastic Clinical Trial Recruiter who feels confident reaching out to Obstetric staff and pregnant women at several community practices.
  • Comfortable working with pregnant women and obstetricians and their staff to promote enrollment into an NIH-funded nutrition trial for gestational diabetes.
  • Independent and creative problem-solver with great people and communication skills.
  • Enjoys working in different community OB practice settings.
  • Enthusiastic about clinical research in mother/infant pairs.

The Infant Gold Study Group is looking for a mature and engaging Clinical Trial Recruiter to actively recruit pregnant women from community obstetric practices for our randomized controlled nutrition study.

This trial is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and is only one of its kind in the world in which pregnant women with gestational diabetes are randomized to one of two healthy diets. All of the meals are provided to the women for the third trimester for their pregnancy and maternal and infant health are followed out for one year post-partum.

We are able to enroll women who live throughout the Denver Metro area and thus need a recruiter who is able to identify and approach women who qualify for this study. We would like a highly accountable individual with great people skills and a strong interest in pregnancy, nutrition research, and infant health.

The role would entail primarily recruiting pregnant women into our studies but there would also be opportunities to work closely with pregnant woman, and their infants, schedule, coordinate, and oversee their research visits and learn about metabolic measurements, feeding studies, continuous glucose monitoring, fat biopsies, breast milk analysis, microbiome collections, and measuring maternal and infant growth and body composition. Experience and familiarity with human subject consents is required.

This is a unique opportunity to be a team member within our Infant GOLD Study Group, associated with the Colorado Program in Nutrition and Health Development. We have been successfully working together and building a research program for over 10 years and are fortunate to study highly committed mothers and their offspring. Although we have already established strong professional connections with community obstetric practices, we are looking for a highly interested candidate who can creatively explore new recruitment approaches and ways to engage mothers and clinical staff to help ensure the recruitment success for this NIH-sponsored trial.

There is opportunity to become a co-investigator and co-author in this exciting mother/infant research. A time commitment of 30-40 hours per week is needed and a 12-18 month commitment.

Job Responsibilities (duties will include, but are not limited to):
  • Recruitment of pregnant women with gestational diabetes to participate in our diet study by on-site visitation at community OB practices which support our studies.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the study and describe the relevant science in an enthusiastic manner.
  • Obtain informed consent according to good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Problem-solving of creative solutions to promote recruitment success.
  • Scheduling of maternal visits.
  • Conduct some maternal visits on the Clinical & Translational Research Centers (CTRC) depending on need, applicant interest and applicant skill sets.
  • Develop and manage marketing materials, website, online advertising, and Facebook page depending on experience and interest.


Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree
  • Must have own transportation for off-site recruitment visits.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Recruitment, marketing, coaching, health care, or professional experience as a research coordinator
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm about pregnancy, diabetes, maternal and infant nutrition, breastfeeding practices, and newborn health are highly encouraged.

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.

The University of Colorado Denver 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 strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08920

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20184 - SOM-MED-Endocrinology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 27, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sabrina Ferguson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00628621


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