Professional Research Assistant

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Barbara Davis Center has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant. The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) is a multi-disciplinary diabetes center located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The BDC is affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) Professional Research Assistant within the BDC's Pediatric Clinic. This is a clinical research studies 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.



The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a Professional Research Assistant to work in the Barbara Davis Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. 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.



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 inter-professional 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:

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) Professional Research Assistant position at the Barbara Davis Center (BDC) for Childhood Diabetes in clinical research. The PRA will be responsible for recruiting and completing study visits, and following protocol guidelines for one or more clinical research studies. Clinical research studies will include a registry study in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes. Studies may include diabetes related clinical trials. These studies are conducted over several months and in general recruit from patients previously seen at the Barbara Davis Center for type 1 diabetes. Study visits will include a combination of in person visits and phone contact with study participants.



Job Responsibilities:

The research responsibilities will include:

  • Recruit and enroll study participants
  • Interview human participants participating in a clinical trial
  • Complete study visits
  • Record data results
  • Data entry
  • Obtain and process study samples
  • Track patient participation
  • Work with study sponsors and study monitors to ensure compliance with research standards
  • Abstract data from patient charts
  • Tabulate research data
  • Validate quality of data elements/data editing
  • Collaboration with PI and/or Senior PRA


Attention to detail, good work ethic, and strong interpersonal skills necessary.

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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Phlebotomy skills or willingness to be trained desired.
  • Experience processing research samples or willingness to be trained.
  • Previous work experience in clinical research or clinical setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of type 1 diabetes preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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



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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 9539

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 - 20061 - SOM-Barbara Davis Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 16, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Talisha Bell

Posting Contact Email: talisha.bell@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00733320

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