Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado - Colorado School of Public Health

Professional Research Assistant

This part-time (.60 FTE) position with the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) of the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus will work on a gestational diabetes risk reduction intervention project. Supporting AI/AN Mothers and Daughters in Reducing Gestational Diabetes Risk is a randomized controlled trial that examines the role of preconception counseling in the reduction of gestational diabetes risk factors among overweight adolescent American Indian females. The position will be based in Shiprock, NM.

Nature of Work:

The person in this position will work with a study team with primary responsibility for coordinating a randomized controlled trial. This includes organizing project logistics, recruitment and enrollment of participants, conducting study visits at Northern Navajo Medical Center and in participants' homes, and interacting and communicating with study participants.

Examples of Work Performed:

Work closely with the Northern Navajo Medical Center Co-Investigator and other study investigators to identify patients for study participation; conduct patient outreach and telephone interviews to screen for eligibility; obtain consent and enroll participants; communicate with participants; obtain height and weight measurements and point-of-care (i.e., fingerstick) A1c tests on the girl participants at baseline, 3-, 6- and 12-month study visits; report findings to participants; ensure proper completion of participant survey via electronic methods and perform quality assurance on the data; assure standard delivery of the randomized controlled trial protocol; interact with investigators and other study staff, locally and at other study sites, and in Denver and Pittsburgh; participant in study-related training (human subjects, BMI measurement and calculation, A1c testing, study protocol, preconception counseling); recognize and report adverse events; work closely with UCD study staff and the Study PI to monitor and disburse respondent compensation and track project expenses; develop and organize project materials for advisory and review committees; and assist with additional duties as necessary.


Professional Field:

Nursing, dietetics, or health care; health research

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Relevant technical-level experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Previous experience conducting human subjects research. Master's level applicants are welcome to apply. Must have a valid driver's license, proof of valid auto liability insurance, dependable transportation, and be willing to travel throughout the Shiprock Service Unit.

Preferred Qualifications:

Course work in science, social science, allied health science, public health, or medical sciences. Able to converse in Navajo and English.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The required cover letter should provide a summary of the applicant's qualifications for this specific position, and a statement regarding the applicant's interest in this position in the context of his/her career goals.

This position is based in Shiprock, NM, and will require that the applicant be willing to travel (by personal vehicle) within the Shiprock Service Unit in New Mexico. This position also involves working with minors. As such Motor Vehicle Records and Sex Offender Registries will be included in the background investigation for this position.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10753

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 - 20283 - CSPH-AIANP AP/G

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Aug 18, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lori Trullinger

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00682543


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