Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
May 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Clinical Trials Center with the University of Colorado School of Medicine has 4 part-time/PRN positions at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Clinical Trials Center performs clinical research trials focusing on vaccines in adults and older adults for disease entities such as shingles and other viruses including influenza, pneumonia, and in this case, clostridium difficile.

The candidates filling these positions will act as unblinded preparers and administrators of an investigational C diff vaccine which is given in 3 doses over a period of 6 months for a research study looking at the effectiveness of this vaccine in preventing C diff. Unblinded personnel maintain vaccine accountability logs and the unblinded pharmacy binder and, other than administering the vaccine to the subject, have minimal contact with study subjects.

Enrollment of 100 subjects is expected to take place over a period of two years so workload will depend on how quickly the study accrues these subjects. Each subject will interact with the unblinded position for 3 visits over the course of 6 months.

This is an ideal position for someone wanting to get their foot in the research door, who has the flexibility to work an hour or two at a time, during daytime hours, M-F. Hours will depend on patient load, based on accrual of subjects at any given time. This could thus result in consecutive weeks without hours, and will result in very irregular hours. Current project estimates are that most weeks worked will have 4 or less hours, but this could change depending on patient load.

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:
  • Current Colorado nursing license: RN or LPN
  • Current CPR (BLS) certification
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills for interface with subjects, physicians, team members and study sponsor personnel
  • Ability to perform meticulous record keeping; detail oriented
  • Computer literate in MS Office, Word, Excel
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in clinical research
  • Previous clinical nursing 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: 9652

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 - 20204 - SOM-MED-Infectious Disease

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: May 23, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Michael Durbin

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00634290


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