Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Professional Research Assistant will work within the Division of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This role will be to coordinate activities required to perform clinical protocols, recruit for clinical studies, schedule study participant clinic visits, accurately record and enter data, respond to data queries from study sponsors, and support physician investigators.

This position requires that you work with other PRAs in the Division of Family Planning. Activities will be split between the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Lowry campus in Denver.

The PRA in this position will not be called on to make independent medical decisions at any time, but a solid fundamental knowledge of biological and medical sciences is necessary for this position. Additionally, an appreciation of accepted methods of clinical research is highly desirable.

  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Infectious Materials/Human Blood or Bodily Fluids
  • Radioactive Materials/Ionizing Radiation
  • HIPAA - Access to PHI
  • HIPAA - Operations
  • HIPAA - Payment
  • HIPAA - Research
  • HIPAA - Treatment


Careful attention to detail, ability to work independently, and to ability interact with both clinical research subjects and other health professionals is critical to success in this position.

Factual and experiential knowledge will be important. However, those individuals with significant intellectual capacity and excellent factual knowledge can be successful in that experiential knowledge can accrue during the course of the job being performed.

The individual must be able to utilize Windows-based computers for communication, data extraction, and completion of clinical reporting forms as required. Experience using Microsoft Office® including Excel® is essential and use of Microsoft Access® is preferred.

  • Ability to perform venipuncture and vital signs is required.
  • The individual hired in this position must be able to work with the research and clinical staff.
  • Good communication skills are essential.
  • This position requires a bachelor's degree.
  • Previous experience in research is required.
  • We prefer those with a working knowledge of COMIRB requirements and activities.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is highly preferred for this position.

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10379

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 - 21593 - SOM-OB/GYN Family Planning

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Melissa

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00693371


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