Professional Research Assistant





University of Colorado - School of Medicine



University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Professional Research Assistant-Part-Time 50%

Position # 737062 - Requisition # 10625

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Nature of Work:

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is looking to fill 0.50 FTE position. The research assistant position will focus on investigator support of clinical studies involving pediatric endoscopic procedures and gastrointestinal diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis. This individual will support such studies, recruit patients, maintain local and national databases, and help prepare and develop IRB protocols. The investigator is looking for an individual who is driven, well organized, excellent in computer databases, has knowledge of or able to learn computer programs such as REDCap, EPIC, and Microsoft Excel, and has fantastic interpersonal skills.

Professional Field:

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is looking to fill 0.50 FTE position. The research assistant position will focus on investigator support of clinical studies involving pediatric endoscopic procedures and gastrointestinal diseases such as eosinophilic esophagitis. The investigator is looking for a driven individual who is well organized, excellent in computer databases, has knowledge of medical record programs or quick tot learn new computer skills, program, and has fantastic interpersonal skills.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Managing CEGIR (Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers) Grant/NIH Database for Research Study involving transnasal endoscopy (TNE) in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Maintaining accurate paper and electronic research records for the above or other studies and secure them in a HIPAA compliant manner.
  • Recruit subjects for research studies through phone or patient interaction. Prepare patient recruitment materials.
  • Assuring proper documentation of research studies including assisting in consent methods as outlined by CEGIR and NIH organizations
  • Interview subjects and being recorded for interview phases of study
  • Submitting documentation to institutional review boards at University of Colorado or other Universities/Research Institutions
  • Assist in preparation of manuscript associated with investigator driven research studies including submission or editing.
  • Transporting human biological materials that may include biopsy specimens to laboratory.
  • Utilization of research electronic medical record.

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


Qualifications


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree Required

Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Good computer skills and comfortable in managing cloud based databases and on site databases
  • Knowledge of microsoft word, excel, and powerpoint.
  • Enthusiasm to learn about pediatric research, pediatric gastroenterology, and endoscopy. Excited about interaction with children and families. Desire to have an enjoyable time at work.
  • Background in customer service and family oriented services would be beneficial

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS in biology or related field
  • Two or more years' experience with Microsoft office (power point, excel)
  • Two or more years' experience in a research laboratory

Salary and Benefits:




Salary is $24,000 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 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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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10625

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.

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