Professional Research Assistant - Time-Limited

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

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Infectious Disease

Time-Limited Professional Research Assistant

Position # 739735 - Requisition # 11309

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:

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Time-Limited Professional Research Assistant. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position is responsible for: performing clinical research duties, follow-up calls and other duties as delegated and outlined in the research protocol. This position is seasonal and will end June 30, 2018.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Study participant follow-up calls and in person study visits (80%)
  • Collaborate with study team, Principal Investigator and Research Project Manager
  • Solve participant retention and study design changes
  • Sample collection and processing
  • Tracking participant participation
  • Scheduling/Organizing study visits
  • Survey administration
  • Ordering Supplies
  • Maintaining study document supply and patient folders
  • Data entry
  • Other various research duties directly related to the research protocol

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 $35,000 and is non-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

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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Please note that these positions will work on a specific, time-limited grant (one year period). There is no guarantee that we will be able to continue employment past this time frame, although preferential hiring will be given to these employees at the time the grant expires, dependent upon the quality of their work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or BSN
  • Experience with conducting the Informed Consent Process
  • Computer experience, especially using Microsoft Excel and an Electronic Medical Records system

Condition of Employment:
  • Each position will have a specific schedule need (evenings/weekends):

1.Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus in Broomfield. Shifts are 8 hours long, currently 2-10 pm, Thursday through Monday.

2.Children's Hospital Colorado main campus (Anschutz Campus). Shifts are 8 hours long, currently 2-10 pm, Sunday through Thursday.

3.The preference is that that these positions could alternate locations/shifts, but is subject to discussion with all candidates.
  • COMIRB CITI and HIPAA requirements for researchers must be met prior to first ED shift;
  • Must abide by hospital, University, local, state, and national regulations regarding human subject research;
  • 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

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong personal direction and motivation
  • Able to perform duties autonomously, as well as under direct supervision
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ideal candidate will possess the ability to work in a sometimes stressful environment
  • Ability to identify patients qualifying for the study
  • Ability and willingness to be present in patient rooms during procedures that may or may not be related to the study
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Must have excellent organizational ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in clinical research and/or clinical experience
  • Bilingual/Spanish-speaking skills a plus
  • Familiarity with emergency/outpatient setting
  • Experience in interviewing and ability to execute these skills with persons under emergency conditions
  • Pediatric experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Questions should be directed to Mimi Munroe 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 positions are 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 - 21016 - SOM-PEDS ID-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Mimi Munroe

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00739735


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