Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work:

The Pediatric Dermatology program in the Department of Dermatology is recruiting for a 1.0 FTE Clinical Research Coordinator to support investigator-initiated studies of pediatric skin disease. The major component of this position will involve the Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Research Consortium (EBCRC) and its clinical database, which is a multisite observational study of the genetic disorder epidermolysis bullosa. UCD is the lead site for this study. The research coordinator will support the investigators by: ensuring administrative compliance with COMIRB, UCD, and Children's Hospital research authorities; maintaining the study database; enrolling local patients; entering and cleaning data; and coordinating the activities of EBCRC, including serving as the primary liaison between our site and supporting sites.

The program is expanding the scope of its research and other studies are being organized as well. The research coordinator's role for these studies will include, but is not limited to: study start up, including assistance with drafting protocols and consent / assent forms; IRB submissions and institutional regulatory compliance; enrolling subjects; supporting subject study visits, data entry and data cleaning.

Professional Field:

Clinical research, pediatric dermatology

Supervision Received:

Employee is supervised by Anna L. Bruckner, MD, Associate Professor.

Supervision Exercised:

No Supervisory responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Preparing documents, such as protocols, consents, and applications, for IRB and institutional regulatory authorities for study initiation and ongoing review
  • REDCap database management
  • Recruiting and enrolling study participants
  • Study scheduling and tracking subject participation
  • Abstracting data from patient charts
  • Data collection, entry, and validation
  • Assistance with data analysis
  • Performing and conducting literature searches
  • Communicating with coordinating sites, including assistance with scheduling study conference calls and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the principal investigator

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The position will require that the individual interacts with research regulatory agencies such as the IRB and Children's Clinical Research Organization, in addition to working with the local investigators, and coordinators and investigators at supporting sites. The ideal candidate will:
  • Have outstanding analytic and organizational skills
  • Work well with others, including team members and study subjects
  • Be able to problem solve and work independently
  • Have knowledge of research compliance and the application of Good Clinical Practice to the conduct of clinical research studies
  • Have experience with research databases. including REDCap
  • Have a basic understanding of statistics and familiarity with statistical programs such as SAS to perform quality control checks, create tables, reports, and summary statistics

Hazardous Chemicals
Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids
Radioactive Materials/Ionizing Radiation
HIPAA - Access to PHI
HIPAA - Operations
HIPAA - Payment
HIPAA - Research
HIPAA - Treatment


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree minimum
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in clinical, laboratory or translational research.
  • Experience with patient-oriented research is preferred.
  • Experience using REDCap, including importing/exporting data, summarizing data, generating reports is highly desirable.
  • Passion for helping children and individuals with rare disorders

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Questions should be directed to Bobbi House at

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 09308

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20143 - SOM-Dermatology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 2, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Bobbi House

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00609171


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