Clinical Trials Research Budget Specialist

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department: The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)Job Title: Clinical Trials Research Budget Specialist Position #761179 - Requisition #16299
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The University of Colorado Denver l 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.
Who We Are: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 Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Trials Research Budget Specialist position.
Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. 
At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.
Job Summary:The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is an NIH-funded collaborative enterprise between the University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, six affiliated hospitals and health care organizations, and multiple community organizations with a goal to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health. Within the CCTSI, the Clinical Research Support Team (CReST) provides support to clinical investigators for all activities related to the successful conduct of clinical research, from study start-up through close out. This includes regulatory, clinical coordination, budgeting, finance, monitoring and study management support. This is the cornerstone to translate basic science knowledge into clinically useful treatment for patients. 
The full time Clinical Research Budget Specialist provides budget development, budget reconciliation, invoicing, accounting, and other financial support for the Clinical Research Support Team (CReST) and the departments and investigators that it supports. Other duties may include regulatory support and study management. 
Examples of Work Performed:  
General Duties

  • Provide organizational and programmatic support to CReST and research that CReST is engaged in
  • Responsible for budget development, budget reconciliation, financial management and invoicing for a range of studies being run by different departments
  • Management of multiple projects/services, including the development and maintenance of project-related budgets, invoicing and reporting activities; coordinating, attending and leading meetings with study teams and other stakeholders; and tracking program/project outcomes
Meetings, Events & Training
  • Develop training materials, SOPs and guidance documents for finance work completed by CReST
  • Provide administrative and programmatic support as required by study and department to ensure timely and effective communication
Projects & Grants
  • Submit new proposals to InfoEd and develop project budgets for industry and investigator-initiated clinical studies
  • Manage project-related invoices and subcontracts, monitor and report on project budgets. Create/manage invoices for relevant items from executed clinical trial budgets/agreements
  • Preparation and submission of reports
Other Duties
  • Support CReST through regulatory management, data entry, clinical coordination or any other activities that contribute to the success of the group
  • Other duties as assigned

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, sciences, accounting, finance or a related discipline
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience in clinical research
  • Experience must include both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials, creating and negotiating industry clinical trials budgets, and managing clinical trial invoicing
  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least four (4) years of professional experience in clinical research, including experience with both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials, experience creating and negotiating industry clinical trials budgets, and experience managing clinical trial invoicing 
  • At least two (2) years of experience in a clinical trials finance position
  • Formal training/education in accounting or finance 
  • Strong multi-tasking and high-level organizational skills are essential
  • Must be able to work effectively with multiple investigators, administrators and study team members, going above and beyond to provide a level of support that encourages meaningful engagement with CReST projects/programs/services. 
  • Emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and respond to team progress and related group dynamics. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences, including physicians, professional colleagues, other groups on campus and industry sponsors.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Must be self-motivated and able to accomplish tasks with limited direction 
  • Strong professional accountability
  • Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and generally comfortable with technology
Salary and Benefits: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.
  • 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. 

Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 2, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 5/3/2019
Application Due: 6/18/2019
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