Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Program ( is looking for a skilled program coordinator to perform a variety of organizational and program management tasks. This individual will help to plan and administer programs and activities as well as carry out important operational and research duties. Some of these include:

1) Training:

a. Communicate with training sites
b. Schedule training rooms, trainers, catering
c. Monitor registration payments/numbers
d. Print/ship training materials
e. Update training databases/mailing lists
f. Correspond with past trainees

2) Operational:

a. Responsible for processing new hires/terminations
b. Collect/maintain record of leave hours, submit monthly
c. Manage employees' expenses, generate reports
d. Arrange travel and process reports
e. Order and maintain office supplies including ordering training materials
f. Website management: updating weekly with new content, maintaining webpages, and updating materials

3) Materials Development

a. Collaborate with PI/Senior PRA(s) to develop educational training programs/manuals/toolkits/presentations/fact sheets, etc.
b. Conduct literature searches to assist Senior PRA(s) in developing materials
c. Prepare research manuscripts/presentations for PI/Senior PRA(s)
d. Perform editing tasks on resources including editing for content, errors, and formatting
e. Design resources via software
f. Manage document versions and database

4) Research/Data Management:

a. Assist in developing/disseminating/managing research surveys/questionnaires
b. Develop/maintain research databases
c. Maintain training database on website and email

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:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Advanced skills in editing for grammar and content as well as an eye for formatting (attention to small details)
  • Demonstrated ability using Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create professional documents and graphics
  • Experience with formatting documents according to APA style (and other citation guidelines)

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of University of Colorado software systems including HCM, CU Marketplace, and Concur

Application Materials Required:Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11193

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 - 21264 - SOM-PSYCH BEH H&W SPR/GIFT

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00709939


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