Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Prevention Research Center

Part-Time 50% -Professional Research Assistant (Hiring 2 positions)

Position #735146 - Requisition # 10009

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 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.

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 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.

Nature of Work:

The Prevention Research Center is hiring two .50 FTE. Under this contract, the research team will explore ways in which greater integration can be achieved between the services provided by the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program and other programs and governmental entities. The research team will also be responsible for exploring the feasibility and acceptability of various NFP program innovations.

The PRA will assist in all aspects of this project. This project will adopt an iterative community-based participatory research type design. As such, the PRA will participate in a range of stakeholder and community engagement activities, conduct qualitative interviews and focus groups, as well as assist in the qualitative coding of transcripts. The PRA will also assist in data analysis and play a supportive role in drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Professional Field:

-Public health/Public health policy research

Example of Work:
  • Participate in stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Work with multidisciplinary team to develop interview guides for data collection.
  • Coordinate and conduct qualitative interviews and focus groups with various members and levels of the NFP program, child protective services, primary care providers, and at risk young families.
  • Use qualitative research software to assist in the coding of research transcripts.
  • Assist in all aspects of the qualitative data analysis.
  • Play a supporting role in the drafting of manuscripts for peer reviewed publications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $22,000 to $27,000 at 0.50 FTE and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus 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 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. 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:
  • Bachelors degree in basic science, public health or statistics
  • 3-5 years Experience with qualitative data analysis including developing coding schemes and code books, coding data, and writing memos/reports
  • Skill and proficiency using qualitative research software packages

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in public health, social or behavioral sciences, or health services research.
  • Experience with conducting qualitative research
  • data collection and analysis

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants *Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Application Materials Instructions APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. Questions should be directed to Fisher, Danette

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21657 - SOM-PEDS Prev Rsch Ctr

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Danette Fisher

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735146


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