Senior Professional Research Assistant

Aurora, CO
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Senior Professional Research Assistant

The Division of General Internal Medicine has an opening for a senior professional research assistant to serve as a Project Manager within the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group's (PCRC) Project Coordinating Center (PCC). The PCRC's mission is to develop scientifically-based methods that lead to meaningful evidence for improving quality of life of patients with advanced and/or potentially life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers, including family members and providers of care. Detailed information about the PCRC is available on the PCRC website ( The PCRC Project Coordinating Center (PCC) provides centralized services and products to PCRC members and the palliative care research community at large.

The incumbent of this position will serve as a member of the PCRC's Trial Management and Training (TMT) team within the PCC. The TMT team is responsible for providing study support and oversight of all PCRC-supported studies from study concept to study completion, and working with other members of the PCC to disseminate information, develop training materials, track and report key performance indicators, and conduct site visits. The number and complexity of these studies varies, and the responsibilities for each study are negotiated during the grant application phase.

Consideration will be given to fill this position from a .50 FTE (part-time) up to a 1.0 FTE (full-time).

Examples of job duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • -Provide centralized study oversight
  • -Work closely with lead Study Principal Investigators (Study PIs) via phone, e-mail, and/or Zoom to develop study materials, training materials, etc. to facilitate successful study conduct.
  • -As a member of the PCC, track and report on key performance indicator (KPI) metrics, as requested by the PCRC Executive Committee.
  • -Communicate directly with members of the PCRC and the broader palliative care research community, and assist them with requests as needed.
  • -Conduct site visits.
  • -Attend and document proceedings at PCRC Face-to-Face Investigator Meetings.
  • -Schedule and hold regular teleconferences for clinical research coordinators (CRCs) and Study Site Principal Investigators (SSPIs).
  • -Develop and maintain tracking systems (e.g., required documentation for regulatory compliance).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong writing skills
  • Flexibility with regard to adapting to new techniques and information
  • Thoroughness and precision in work products
  • Ability to work on many different things in a given period of time
  • People skills: Need to be able to effectively ask for and get help from others, obtain and share information clearly, and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people
  • Research skills: each project will have new challenges to learn, and being self-reliant to problem solve and identify solutions is paramount. Solutions may be technical, interpersonal, content-related, or how to best "market" an idea or product.
  • Persistence and resourcefulness

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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  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of project management experience required; Master's degree preferred.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11297

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 - 20209 - SOM-MED-GIM

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rachael Kendrick

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739793


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