Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Developmental Pediatrics

Part-Time Professional Research Assistant (Research Coordinator)

Position #739515 - Requisition #11168

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.

Job Summary:

We are looking to hire a dedicated Part-Time Professional Research Assistant who will act as our Research Coordinator to work with our team at the Denver Fragile X Clinic. The Denver Fragile X Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic for children and their families with Fragile X syndrome and related disorders. The teams include Dr. Nicole Tartaglia, as the director of the clinics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, as well as a genetic counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist, child psychologist, social worker, research associates, and undergraduate/graduate students. The Denver Fragile X Clinic leads collaborative Fragile X clinical research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Fragile X Foundation, and we are looking for a coordinator to support this research.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Coordination of study appointments;
  • Recruitment of patients / families through attendance in clinics, as well as mailings and community events;
  • Consenting families into research protocols, supporting families in completing research instruments;
  • Coordinating research blood draw, processing and shipping blood samples for Fragile X Biobank;
  • Data entry;
  • Tracking and logging enrollment, non-enrollment, follow-up visits, and all the forms/questionnaires included as part of the research protocol;
  • Supporting other administrative and family support activities of the Denver Fragile X Clinic;
  • Collaboration on submission of regulatory documents (IRB), grant progress reports.

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 part-time position is $11,856 - $12,480 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

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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 Requirements
  • BS or BA in biological science, nursing, psychology, or related field
  • 2 years' experience in the Pediatric Healthcare field
  • 1 year experience working with children and families with disabilities

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both in person and on the phone.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Healthcare related degree.
  • Direct experience with Fragile X and Fragile X clinical research.
  • At least 2 years of experience working directly with children and families with disabilities.
  • Experience with RedCAP.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Questions should be directed to Dr. Nicole Tartglia at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20985 - SOM-PEDS JFK-CDU-GenOps

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Sep 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Nicole Tartaglia

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739515


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