Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Professional Research Assistant (PRA). The main emphasis of this position will be working in the research areas of exercise, vascular medicine and diabetes; interventions within the AcTIVE Research Lab are physiological, pharmacological, and/or behavioral in nature. The PRA will recruit and enroll study subjects, assist in exercise and vascular testing, perform data collection and computer data entry, and keep all records and data in accordance with the specific and particular protocol of each individual study. Strong knowledge of exercise physiology and experience in clinical trials is preferred.

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting the investigators with study development activities, such as conducting literature searches in PubMed, grant writing, and co-developing protocols and Human Subjects Review applications
  • Enrolling and collecting data from study subjects (patients, families or health care providers), including obtaining informed consent, and conducting research assessments that range from assessments of maximal oxygen utilization (VO2max) and vascular physiology to survey assessments.
  • Creating and maintaining study databases (Access and Excel) containing protected health information
  • Assisting the investigators with abstract development and submission, PowerPoint presentations, manuscript development and journal submission, as needed
  • Exercise testing experience: VO2 max testing on treadmill and cycle ergometer

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.

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BA/BS required (Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Human Performance, Athletic Training, or related fields)

Experience with exercise testing required

Preferred qualifications:

Masters-level degree

Experience in clinical trials and phlebotomy skills

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Desire to work in behavioral interventions

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 12941

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: Mar 15, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Ian Leavitt

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00744430





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Posted: 3/16/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2018
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