Professional Research Assistant - Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Infectious Diseases

Professional Research Assistant

Position #600156 - Requisition #15292

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

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 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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease as part of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant. The employee will work collaboratively with the principal investigator (Dr. Sarah Parker) and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Children's Hospital Colorado. The ASP conducts a variety of grant-funded antimicrobial research and process-improvement projects throughout the year in addition to stewardship activities. The ASP requires an additional team member to work at least 30-35 hrs/wk on these projects. This will include data analysis, synthesis, and summarization for poster and article publication as well as drafting grant applications.

Example of Work

  • Clean and filter large datasets via Microsoft Excel;
  • Use Redcap software for data entry and analysis;
  • Create charts, data plots, and visual representations of data;
  • Perform chart review through EPIC software;
  • Synthesize and summarize findings in posters, power points, and journal-length articles;
  • Draft and edit manuscript submissions according to journal specifications;
  • Submit article manuscripts for publication through online publication platforms;
  • Participate in weekly ASP meetings;
  • Draft and revise grants (or similar funding mechanisms) for future funding opportunities.

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 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 Employee Services.

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 Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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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

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS)
  • Professional research experience in academic setting

Condition of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience with electronic medical record databases and review (preferably Epic)
  • Experience with RedCap data collection and analysis tool
  • Ability to compile large datasets, perform analysis, and present data
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of team
  • Strong English language skills, including advanced grammar, writing (including medical) and editing skills. Writing sample will be requested.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a writing-intensive discipline (i.e. Humanities/Social Sciences);
  • 2 years professional research experience in academic setting;
  • Experience with antimicrobial stewardship;
  • Familiarity with the Children's Hospital Colorado ASP model, "Handshake Stewardship";
  • Current on HIPAA and research certifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants *Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at 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. Questions should be directed to Sarah Parker at [email protected]

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: - Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by December 10, 2018. Those who do not apply by December 10, 2018 may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21016 - SOM-PEDS ID-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 5, 2018

Closing Date: Dec 10, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Sarah Parker

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00600156





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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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