Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Sep 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Department of Neurology has an opening for a full time Professional Research Assistant (Clinical Research Coordinator) to coordinate clinical trials. The position is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Hours are usually 8:00 to 5:00 weekdays, but occasionally longer hours are required, depending on patient volume and schedules. We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008 the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.

Study Title: Collaborative International Research in Clinical and Longitudinal Experience for NMO Studies (CIRCLES)

Job Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities include managing human subject clinical trial (CIRCLES) within the Neuroimmunology subspecialty of the Department of Neurology. Duties include (but are not limited to) performing the following skills: coordinating clinical research visits and data collection of adverse events, concomitant medications, drug accountability, protocol assessments, and other data points per protocol; performing phlebotomy, vital signs, ECGs, and other protocol specific assessments; participating in study implementation activities such as recruitment and prescreening; tracking and reporting study and patient enrollment efforts and status; completing source documentation; participating in data entry and quality assurance activities; obtaining extensive medical history in person and over the phone; scheduling and managing visits for patients participating in clinical trials; working and collaborating with physicians, medical staff, and research staff; and attending subspecialty team meetings and Neurology clinical research coordinator meetings. This position will also be responsible for working with outside entities, such as the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation. The PRA is responsible for following department standard operating procedures (SOPs), research regulations, assigned protocol(s), and applying best research practices, such as good clinical practice (GCP) to all research activities.

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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Required Qualifications:

Position requires at least a bachelor's degree in biological science or psychology. An associate's degree and 5 or more years of experience would also qualify. Applicant must have experience with phlebotomy. Must have an interest and willingness to work with Neuroimmunology. Applicants must be comfortable speaking to patients over the phone. Applicants must have outstanding interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, the ability to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner, experience with web-based tracking systems and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access), and must be able to work well independently as well as within a larger team. This position requires excellent administrative and organizational skills. The position requires the ability to follow department SOPs, the research protocol(s), research regulations, and best research practices, such as GCP, for all research activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with patients (especially patients with chronic illnesses); experience completing documentation and performing tasks routinely used in clinical trials; background in Neuroscience; experience performing ECGs and vital signs. ACRP or SOCRA certification.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10997

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 - 20244 - SOM-Neurology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 7, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Haley Steinert


Position Number: 00709490


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