Clinical Research Manager

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Clinical Research Manager (Research Services Manager)

Position #742149 - Requisition 12375

The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes has an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Research Manager (Research Services Manager) position.

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.

Job Summary:
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) specializes in type 1 diabetes research and care for children and adults. Founded by Marvin and Barbara Davis in 1978, it is currently one of the largest diabetes institutes in the world. The BDC includes clinical care for pediatric and adult populations, clinical research, and basic and translational research. The Center generates over $22 million annually including but not limited to clinical revenue, gifts, grants and other funding sources.

The Barbara Davis Center (BDC) Clinical Research Manager is responsible for all pre- and post-award administration for the Division of Clinical Epidemiology (specifically TEDDY, DAISY, ASK and related studies). The position manages over $4 million in direct costs annually for studies from sponsors including NIH, JDRF International, American Diabetes Association, Helmsley Charitable Trust, American Heart Association and industry. Duties include grants and contracts solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, human subject compliance, budget creation, financial management, audit and procurement functions of the Clinical Epidemiology research unit.

Examples of Work Performed:
  • Manage all pre- and post-award activity for the BDC Clinical Epidemiology research unit including delegation of responsibilities and adherence to university and sponsor policies and timelines.
  • Supervise one Business Services Professional and oversee all research support personnel in the implementation of unit activities.
  • Administer pertinent university fiscal policies and procedures, and state, federal, OMB Circular A21, and sponsor policies and standards applicable to business management of projects and the unit (personnel, accounting, auditing, etc.).
  • Prepare budgets for federal, state, industry, university and private sponsors for grants, fellowships and contracts.
  • Assemble, track and route proposal documents through the Office of Grants and Contracts.
  • Prepare BDC Clinical Epidemiology annual budget in coordination with BDC Center Administrator and investigators.
  • Manage all project financial accounts: process and track financial transactions; review statements monthly to monitor expenses; review expenditures compared with budget; provide interpretation and analysis of financial statements to principal investigators; reconcile accounts, and ensure accurate and appropriate financial reporting to sponsors.
  • Oversee coordination of all purchasing and reimbursement activities including commercial Procurement card allocations, purchase orders, office supply orders, travel arrangements and reimbursements for over 30 team members.
  • Maintain a grant budget oversight system that includes both summary and detailed accounting of activities across all funding sources that allows for accurate projections of expenditures.
  • Responsible for training and oversight of purchasing for the unit.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project staff are trained in the use of petty cash and/or gift cards used in research study subject payments. Assist internal auditors and maintain university and internal policies for cash control.
  • Responsible for financial management of Clinical Epidemiology Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) and auxiliary funds.
  • Responsible for coordination of 2nd floor resources including facilities maintenance and upgrades, space assignment, capital equipment inventory, Webspace reporting, and applicable printing and telecommunication needs.
  • Develop and maintain systems for research administrative records management and retention, including oversight of off-campus records in long-term storage.
  • Closely collaborate with other BDC administrators and senior study coordinators to maintain the overall integrity of BDC research administration.
  • In collaboration with the BDC Center Administrator and/or division directors, lead process improvement and organizational development initiatives related to research administration and study subject recruitment.
  • Perform other duties as required.

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 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business, public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, healthcare, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience coordinating and managing sponsored project administrative and financial activities.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with UCD fiscal policies and procedures pertaining to finance, human resources, and grants and contracts.
  • Experience working with COGNOS, CONCUR, InfoEd, PeopleSoft Finance and Human Resources systems.
  • Related experience working in a healthcare, clinical and/or research environment.
  • Progressively responsible financial management experience.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of UCD fiscal policies and procedures pertaining to finance, human resources, and grants and contracts.
  • Knowledge of COGNOS, CONCUR, InfoEd, PeopleSoft Finance and Human Resources systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, private and industry grant and contract regulations and rules.
  • Strong financial management skills to manage multiple funding streams with different requirements (budgets) with different fiscal years, knowledge and appreciation for financial accounting principles.
  • Ability to manage funds effectively, from a variety of sources and with the use of a variety of financial management software applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and coordinate complex financial and administrative activities.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with medical, professional, administrative and other personnel, to effectively present information both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and handle multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and documents and maintain strict confidentiality in all HR matters; using professionalism and discretion in all conversations even those not directly related to HR actions.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and advanced proficiency creating and maintaining data/financial reports using Excel.
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: Talisha Bell 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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20061 - SOM-Barbara Davis Center

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 18, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Talisha Bell

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00742149


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