Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics,

Section of Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplantation

Professional Research Assistant (Bugher Grant)

Position # 736947 - Requisition # 10842

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

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Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Professional Research Assistant (Bugher Grant). This full-time time-limited position, Professional Research Assistant position is responsible for: The person in this position has the primary responsibility to implement the research agenda for bleeding, clotting, stroke, and neonatal brain injury programs, including pediatric and adult populations. This person will assist with project management for a large multi-site national clinical trial in pediatric stroke. In addition, the position will work directly with the pediatric stroke team to educate and advocate for pediatric stroke patients. This position is time limited to terminate/conclude on June 30, 2018 with the Bugher Grant completion.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Participate in adult and pediatric thrombosis, hemophilia, stroke, and neonatal brain injury research projects.
  • Develop and maintain database(s) for research studies.
  • Perform data entry and analysis.
  • Prepare and complete all IRB submissions including initial submissions, amendments, continuing reviews, and study closures.
  • Perform subject screening, recruitment, and enrollment.
  • Prepare study-related documentation such as source documents, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, and IRB documents.
  • Collaborate with grants manager to develop budgets.
  • Collaborate with Principal Investigators to write and edit grants.
  • Assist with preparation of yearly grant updates.
  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, and other regulatory forms.
  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as informed consent process, administering questionnaires, and taking vital signs.
  • Perform blood collection sample processing on study participants.
  • Collaborate with team members to maximize patient and family care coordination.
  • Respond positively and make adjustments to meet new or unanticipated work challenges.
  • Offer to help team members complete assignments to accomplish team objectives and outcomes.
  • Resolve conflicts in a constructive manner.
  • Work directly with the stroke team coordinator to educate, advocate for, and support pediatric stroke patients in the Pediatric Parent Support Group.
  • Perform administrative duties that directly relate to the ASA/Bugher Foundation Project.

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

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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • 6-months experience in clinical research stroke, and neonatal brain injury programs, including pediatric and adult populations.
  • B.S./B.A. degree in science, social sciences, public health, health outcomes, or related area.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

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
  • Must be willing and able to pass a sex offender background check

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-year experience facilitating research study or QI projects.
  • Master's degree in science, social sciences, public health, health outcomes, or related area.
  • Experience educating, advocating for, and supporting large groups, preferably children and families, from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of childhood development.

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Skilled in communicating effectively and facilitating group processes.
  • Ability to work independently but seek appropriate help as needed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with investigators and other team members.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Questions should be directed to Donna Oscepinski at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 30, 2017. Those who do not apply by August 30, 2017 may or may not be considered.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10842

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 - 20275 - SOM-PEDS Hemophilia Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 30, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jessica Martella

Posting Contact Email: Jessica.Martella@

Position Number: 00736947


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