Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics

Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Professional Research Assistant

Position # 738784 - Requisition # 11023

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Nature of Work:

Indicate type of research being performed and overall goal of study/research

In order to maximize the potential for supporting multiple research studies, the Pediatric Liver Center aims to create and maintain a patient data registry and biobank. The major functions of the Professional Clinical Research Assistant will be to work directly with Cara Mack, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Center, in: i) generating and maintaining a Pediatric Liver Center Data Registry to be used for quality improvement and research studies, ii) generating and maintaining a Pediatric Liver Center Biobank of blood, serum, tissue and stool to be used for research studies, iii) assist in regulatory support of Pediatric Liver Center research studies that utilize the Data Registry and/or Biobank and iv) other responsibilities related to clinical research and trials.

Professional Field:

The Pediatric Liver Center includes 6 transplant hepatologists actively engaged in clinical and translational research studies, performing cutting edge research in the areas of pathogenesis, biomarkers of disease and treatment of pediatric liver diseases.

Example of Work:

  • Generating and maintaining a data registry
  • Generating and maintaining a Pediatric Liver Center Biobank of blood, serum, tissue and stool
  • Assist in regulatory support of Pediatric Liver Center research studies that utilize the Data Registry and/or Biobank.
  • Maintain on-line access to current research protocols and consent forms

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

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $40,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. 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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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in scientific field

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

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Competent in computer skills
  • Ability to process human samples
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work well in the team environment
  • Well organized and meticulous with data collection

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous clinical research experience
  • Previous work in processing blood or tissue samples
  • Experience with RedCap software

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Questions should be directed to Sandra Sarabia,

Review of applications will begin immediately 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: 11023

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 - 20936 - SOM-PEDS Gastro-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sandra Sarabia

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00738784


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