Professional Research Assistant

Job description

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University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department of Neurology

Professional Research Assistant

Position Number 744966 - Posting Number 13131

The Department of Neurology has an opening for a full time Professional Research Assistant (Clinical Research Coordinator) to coordinate and oversee implementation of a large study on aging and Alzheimer's disease at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center. The position is located at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Hours are usually 8:00 to 5:00 weekdays, but occasionally longer hours are required, depending on patient volume and schedules. We are the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty offer more than 100 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2008 the University was awarded more than $371 million in research grants and contracts. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres.

Job Responsibilities

Duties include:

  • Schedule and coordinate research visits with multiple centers, which may include:
    • Informed consent
    • Blood draws
    • Brain MRI
    • Neurological exam
    • Cognitive testing
    • Informant interview
    • Health history interview
  • Coordination of this study requires in-person patient interaction; consent subjects, perform cognitive assessments, conduct informant interviews, and accompany subjects to MRI scanner
  • Maintain all study documents and data; enter into database system
  • Assist with PET imaging study; manage annual FDA reports
  • Assist the Regulatory Manager in the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, including the following tasks:
    • Provide initial IRB applications to the Regulatory Manager to submit to the IRB
    • Inform the Regulatory Manager of revisions and amendments to the IRB proposals for re-submission to the IRB for approval
    • Provide IRB renewal information to the Regulatory Manager annually for IRB continuing review
  • Organize and attend regular conferences pertaining to patient care and research agendas
  • Contribute to the formulation of research agendas for the program
  • Perform literature searches and assist with manuscripts
  • Work and collaborate with an interdisciplinary group comprised of physicians, medical staff, and research staff

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is $38,000 - $45,000 and is commensurate based on education, 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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Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Position requires at least a bachelor's degree (by June 1, 2018) in biological science or psychology.
  • Interest and willingness to work with adults with Down Syndrome along with aging adults with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Applicants must have outstanding interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, and experience with web-based tracking systems and Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access). Must have excellent organizational skills, and must be able to prioritize tasks and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Applicants must be able to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner, and be able to work well independently as well as within a larger team.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with patients (especially aging and vulnerable populations); experience administering cognitive tests in a research setting; background in Neuroscience; managing imaging (MRI and PET) appointments, and completion of radiation safety worker training. Human subject's research experience is highly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references.

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

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20244 - SOM-Neurology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 4, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Haley Steinert

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00744966





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Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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