Senior Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work/Summary of Job:

The Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension is seeking a manager for the Renal Transplant Clinical Trials Program. This full-time position will manage the study coordinators and research program under the direction of the Kidney Transplant Director.

Supervision Received:

The PRA will receive direct supervision from the Director of Kidney Transplant

Supervision Exercised:

Will supervise Clinical Trial Coordinators (Professional Research Assistants) and administrative personnel in the work unit.

Examples of Work Performed:

The main duties and responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management of the Clinical Trial Office
  • Oversight of all staff, staff evaluation, staff development, staff education, staff compensation, payroll
  • Interface with all study sponsors, CROs, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs)
  • Final study budget approval
  • Collaborating with principal investigators, co-investigators to enroll clinical trial patients
  • Preparing and submitting compliance documentation for the institutional review board
  • Screening, consenting and enrolling study participants
  • Collecting, processing and storing samples for research
  • Conducting study visits
  • Medication compliance tracking and coordinating protocol procedures
  • Assessment of adverse drug reactions and other serious adverse events
  • Patient education and follow-up
  • Routine meetings with monitors to reconcile data management issues
  • Overall compliance with the policy and procedures for conducting good clinical trials
  • Abstracting data from patient charts and electronic medical records
  • Performing data entry into research databases

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.

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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:

  • Minimum requirement for this position is a Master's degree, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in research and/or clinical trials
  • Five years of work experience in a clinic, hospital, or clinical research setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10446

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 - 20224 - SOM-MED-Renal General

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 27, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Betsy Pike

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00657086


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