Professional Research Assistant

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DescriptionUNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER Professional Research Assistant 2 (Clinical)

Department ofEmergency Medicine, SOM

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

The Department:The Department of Emergency Medicineseeks motivated applicants for the position of Professional Research Assistant2 (PRA2). This role will engage patients, families, and clinical staff at theUniversity of Colorado Hospital, manage study start-up and documentation forclinical trials, and collaborate with clinical and research teams across thecountry working to improve care of critically ill and injured patients. Theprojects focus on patients in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unitstoxicologic issues, sepsis, and acute respiratory failure. The ideal candidatewill have experience communicating medical concepts and procedures to people ofall healthcare knowledge levels, collaborate effectively on multidisciplinaryteams, and be highly detail-oriented.

Nature of WORK: The Professional Research Assistant 2 (PRA2)is responsible for routine research activities in support of clinicalstudies.  This position requiresfamiliarity and experience with clinical or laboratory research.  This full-time position may be part of acentral pool of research assistants or work specifically with a singlePrincipal Investigator (PI).

 This position will work independently underthe supervision of a PI, Research Associate, or Senior PRA to conduct clinical researchin the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado AnschutzMedical Campus. The job locations will include the Emergency Department andinpatient units at the University of Colorado Hospital and office buildings on theAnschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

 The main duties and responsibilities for thisposition include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interact directly with studyparticipants to collect data via patient visit/discussion, medical recordreview, surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups. 
  • Manage straightforward researchactivities that are part of larger project from initiation to close (e.g.primary data collection activities – participant visits, data abstraction,survey, interviews, focus group).
  • Interact with industry contacts implementationof clinical studies.
  • Submit IRB applications orcontinuing review reports.
  • Create data management and trackingtools (REDCap, ACCESS, Excel) to support data collection and tracking ofproject/recruitment activities.
  • Carry out straightforward dataanalysis.
  • Participate in and contribute togroup meetings.
  • Basic financial processing ofroutine lab or study associated purchases.
  • Interview study participants,extract relevant data from participant or medical records and enter it into online centralized databases or local data tools.
  • Co-moderate qualitative researchfocus groups.
  • Assist in assembly of manuscriptsfor submission.  Check or add references.
  • Identify, screen, and meet with potential studyparticipants to explain research studies and obtain informed consent.
  •  SupervisionReceived:

    Under the direction of the SrPRA orResearch Associate, the PRA will be assigned various research duties and willreport to the relevant Principal Investigator (PI). 

    Supervision Exercised:The position may supervise studentworkers for specific tasks. 

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with medical/research terminology and research regulatory requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret medical terminology and medical charts
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think creatively, adapt quickly and work independently
  • Excellent team player
  • Enjoys working with human research subjects
  • Self-starter with a desire to improve human health through research
  • High Level Skills with Computer-Based Tools (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Etc.)
  • Salary and Benefits: 

    Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.


    University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.


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    Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.


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    Diversityand Equity:


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     Office of Equity: 

    TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience plus 2 years relevant experience OR a relevant Master’s degree.  Highly relevant experience may be substituted for a degree on a year for year basis. 

    Applicants mustmeet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    • Master’s degree in research-related discipline
    • Medical background (e.g., EMT/Paramedic, nursing, medical assistant, medical technician)
    • Experience with and understanding of medical terminology
    • At least 2 years experience in clinical research

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 26, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 8/27/2020
    Application Due: 11/25/2020
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