Senior Professional Research Assistant

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS)

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO Anschutz Medical Campus


The Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) has an opening for a full-time Senior Professional Research Assistant (SrPRA) to work as a Research Training Project Manager. This SrPRA position exists to provide research support to principal investigators/fellowship directors, co-directors and scholars. The selected candidate will be the project manager on multiple research training programs, including the PCOR Scholars Program, SCORE Fellowship, the Colorado Innovative Health Research and Leadership Training Program, and the IMPACT K12 Training Program. This person will coordinate and assist with all activities related to the training programs and will have responsibility for day-to-day oversight of research training programs. He or she will be responsible for the timelines to accomplish specified activities and tasks and the coordination of activities for research training fellowships. He or she will meet regularly with the Program Directors and co-directors to plan and execute the educational components of the training programs.


This position will report to the Principal Investigator(s)/Fellowship and K12 Directors of the programs.


The successful candidate in this position may supervise students or other PRAs.


General tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Meeting regularly with Program Directors and other program faculty for programmatic planning
  • Program planning and tracking of program deliverables
  • Lead meetings - material preparation, minutes, action items, follow-up
  • High-level budgeting and expense tracking of the overall program budgets
  • Coordinate all grant reporting (progress reports) with program funders
  • Assist with grant submissions for new training programs
  • Analyze published program guidance for grants to ensure compliance with federal guidelines
  • Oversee development and maintenance of data tracking systems
  • Assist in development and implementation of recruitment plans
  • Respond to information requests, track inquiries, maintain applicant files, assist with interviews, selection process, and administrative issues
  • Develop orientation and training procedures for trainees
  • Plan and schedule all curriculum for trainees - provide curriculum recommendations, coordinate development, administration and evaluation
  • Manage Tuition/Travel/research expenses related to trainees
  • Manage meetings/calendar invites/web-conferencing arrangements for training program and other related events
  • Create and manage effective communication for outreach and keeping stakeholders updated
  • Coordinate with scholars as they progress through their coursework
  • Other duties as determined by Directors/supervisors

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.

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  • Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with all software in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Detail-oriented to manage logistics and keep multiple programs running smoothly
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Master's degree in Public Health or a related discipline; or commensurate experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in research
  • Project/program management experience, preferably in a training program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with all software in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
  • Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse groups

  • Experience with budgeting and post-award grant monitoring
  • Experience with federally funded research fellowship or training programs
  • Past employment in a university environment
  • Management of multiple research projects

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10951

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: 00737971


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