Professional Research Assistant

Professional Research Assistant (PRA)

Data Science to Patient Value (D2V)

University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus


Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) ( is a multidisciplinary research initiative that focuses on the development, implementation, and dissemination of person-centered, high value health care through innovations in data and health systems science. D2V accomplishes this by creating an environment of collaboration and innovation in which the top minds in Data Science, Health Care Delivery and Health Services Research tackle important problems. D2V places a high priority on translation and dissemination ensuring the 'products', be they analytic methods or care pathways, have maximal impact.

D2V has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant (PRA). This position will supportD2V's Patient & System Value and Stakeholder Engagement & Governance Cores. Competitive candidates will be detail-oriented, innately curious, and highly motivated to excel in a dynamic team environment.


Tasks assigned may include, but are not limited to:
  • Support Patient & System Value and Stakeholder Engagement and Governance Cores to advance respective core objectives.
  • Conducting stakeholder recruitment including; Hospital administrators, payer representatives, clinicians, patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and families and/or caregivers of patients.
  • Coordinating stakeholder meetings, which may take the form of
    • Interviews
    • Focus groups
    • Advisory panels
    • Working-groups
    • Others as deemed appropriate to a particular project
  • Facilitating stakeholder meetings and/or coordinate facilitation by technical expert.
  • Attending stakeholder meetings and taking notes
  • Execute and maintain research and other project processes according to research protocol and/or project management plan.
  • Projects may include:
    • Pilot research protocols
    • Educational activities & events
    • Stakeholder outreach & engagement
  • Facilitate communication among Investigators, Project Managers and study team to ensure timely achievement of project deliverables.
  • Design, develop and coordinate study protocols, instruments/tools, consent forms, and all other documents related to the research and evaluation projects.
  • Compiling and disseminating documents (including visual presentations, e.g., posters for conferences) related to projects.
  • Maintain relationships with study stakeholders and associated non-study personnel.
  • Literature searches and manuscript coordination, editing, and submission.
  • Coordinating and compiling grant applications.
  • Additional tasks required for project completion.

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.

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  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with various stakeholders from patients, caregivers/family members to clinicians/academics/analysts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments.
  • Ability to problem-solve unexpected and novel technical and logistical challenges associated with complex projects.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively as an integral member of various teams.
  • Project management experience, preferably in a research/evaluation capacity.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.


  • Experience with Data Science, Public Health, Health Services, Engagement, Epidemiology, or Implementation research fields.
  • Aptitude to learn database management software and other software as needed.
  • Past experience submitting protocols to an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Previous experience in research/evaluation project management, qualitative data collection, stakeholder engagement.
  • Manuscript development, writing, and submission experience.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10954

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 - 21628 - SOM-COHO Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kayla LaPerriere

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00738280


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