Professional Research Assistant

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

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The University of Colorado Division of Gastroenterology seeks a professional research assistant for clinical research projects in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative research program focusing on the translation of findings from cellular and animal models of disease into human tissues and subjects. Responsibilities will include research protocol enrollment and oversight, specimen collection, and data management. The position requires an ability to work independently, attention to detail, and ability to maintain organized protocol documentation and data.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Collaborating with principal investigators, co-investigators to enroll clinical trial patients
  • Conducting study visits
  • Overall compliance with the policy and procedures for conducting good clinical trials
  • Screening, consenting and enrolling study participants
  • Collecting, processing and storing samples for research
  • Medication compliance tracking and coordinating protocol procedures
  • Collect and report all patient reported adverse drug reactions and other serious adverse events
  • Patient education and follow-up per protocol guidelines
  • Routine meetings with monitors to reconcile data management issues
  • Participation in investigator's meetings
  • Preparing and submitting compliance documentation for the institutional review board
  • Submission to the Human Research Subjects Portal for UCH-RSS review and approval
  • Maintenance of databases
  • Abstracting data from patient charts and electronic medical records

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 Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in science or equivalent education and work experience
  • Prefer a minimum of two years' experience with coordinating and managing administrative and clinical research activities.

Required Competencies:
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail essential.
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and maintaining clinical research projects and clinical trials
  • Ability to multi-task
  • This position requires a high level of proficiency with computers and use of Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, and other University and Departmental systems as required.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and EPIC.
  • Knowledge and experience with IRB policies and procedures.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9472

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 - 20189 - SOM-MED-Gastroenterology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 4, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kia Silverman

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00050060


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