Professional Research Assistant





University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

This position will assist faculty in Department of Orthopedics at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado in three primary areas: Research, Administration, and Compliance.

Research related activities include: manuscript preparation, abstract preparation, data analysis, data entry and grant writing. The PRA is expected to be proficient in these areas to facilitate the progression of research projects from idea to dissemination. The PRA is expected to work with biostatisticians to help triage data analysis requests.

Administrative responsibilities include: Manage report requests regarding research productivity, interview candidates for open research assistant positions, serve as a contact on grant accounts within the department. The PRA is expected to work with the research leadership team to develop internal policies and procedures regarding research within the Orthopedic Department.

Compliance related activities include: attend compliance meetings, inform research assistants (RAs) and coordinators about hospital rules and regulations regarding research, work with RAs and research coordinators to develop systems in which research activities are appropriately documented within the department's research database.

Additionally, the PRA is excepted to participate in all aspects of administrative activities related to the submission of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols to the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB), Western IRB (WIRB), and other regulatory agencies. This includes protocol development, writing consent forms, adverse event reporting, and managing continuing reviews of protocols. The PRA will ensure compliance with all internal and external policies and procedures that govern the department's human subjects research.

A breakdown of the percentage of time the PRA is expected to engage in these responsibilities is described below.
  • Protocol Development and Maintenance 50%
  • Data Analysis 5%
  • Grant Writing 5%
  • Manuscript/Abstract Preparation 20%
  • Administrative/Compliance Related Tasks 20%



Qualifications



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent knowledge regarding IRB policies and procedures
  • The ability to work independently

Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in any field
  • Master's degree in health related field OR 2 years of clinical research experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with clinical research
  • Experience working with IRB policies and procedures
  • Master's degree in health related field
  • Experience using with statistical software programs such as SPSS (PASW), SAS, JMP, STATA and/or R.
  • Experience designing and maintaining electronic 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.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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. Some positions may also require a motor vehicle records check.



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. 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: 10618

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 - 20259 - SOM-Orthopedics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 9, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Patrick Carry

Posting Contact Email: patrick.carry@childrenscolorado.org

Position Number: 00673421

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