D2V Patient Value PRA

Aurora, CO
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work:

Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) (cuD2V.org) is a multidisciplinary research initiative that focuses on the development, implementation, and dissemination of person-centered, high value health care through innovations in data and health systems science. D2V accomplishes this by creating an environment of collaboration and innovation in which the top minds in Data Science, Health Care Delivery and Health Services Research tackle important problems. D2V places a high priority on translation and dissemination ensuring the 'products', be they analytic methods or care pathways, have maximal impact.

D2V has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA). This position is responsible for coordinating research-related activities for the Patient & System Value Core under the supervision of the D2V Program Manager. Competitive candidates will be detail-oriented, innately curious, and highly motivated to excel in a dynamic team environment.


Tasks assigned may include, but are not limited to:
  • Execute and maintain research and other project processes according to research protocol and/or project management plan. Projects may include:
    • Pilot research protocols
    • Educational activities & events
    • Stakeholder outreach & engagement
  • Facilitate communication among Principal Investigators, Core leads and project teams to ensure timely achievement of project goals.
  • Design, develop and coordinate study protocols, instruments/tools, consent forms, and all other documents related to research and evaluation projects.
  • Support data collection, entry, and management; including collection of cost data, key informant interviews and focus groups.
  • Support study subject recruitment; study subjects include patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, families and/or caregivers of patients, clinicians, or other relevant project stakeholders.
  • Conduct literature searches, environmental scans and reviews of identified materials.
  • Request and coordinate access to and/or transfer of data.
  • Coordinate and support grant applications and mansucripts.
  • Maintain regulatory documents in accordance with Institutional Review Board and other applicable regulatory institutions.
  • Compile and disseminate documents (including visual presentations, e.g., posters for conferences) related to the research projects.
  • Maintain relationships with study stakeholders and associated non-study personnel.
  • Additional tasks required for project management and completion.

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.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Psyschology, Public Health, Sociology or closely related field.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with various stakeholders from patients, caregivers/family members, clinicians, health system administrators and data analysts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to problem-solve unexpected and novel technical and logistical challenges associated with complex projects.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively as an integral member of various teams.
  • Project management experience, preferably in a research/evaluation capacity.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a behavioral science field (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Sociology), Public Health, Industrial/Systems Engineering or related field.
  • A strong interest in health care value and patient-centered care.
  • Experience with data collection (e.g., surveys, key informant interviews and focus group moderation), economic analysis of cost and health outcomes, shared decision making, health services research, or implementation research.
  • Past experience submitting protocols to an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Previous experience in research/evaluation project management, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data management, and analysis.
  • Manuscript development, writing, and submission experience.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9473

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 - 20209 - SOM-MED-GIM

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 4, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Celsey Duritsa

Posting Contact Email: celsey.duritsa@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00733237


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