Senior Professional Research Assistant

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusSenior Professional Research AssistantSchool of Medicine, Department of OtolaryngologyPosition Number:00778162 The University of Colorado 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 Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America’s most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets
Job Summary:
The Department of Otolaryngology is seeking full time Senior Professional Research Assistant (SPRA). The SPRA will ideally be an Audiologist and should be proficient in project and data management and understand University Policies and Procedures in order to adhere to compliance of protection of source data. The individual should have experience in working with people aged infants to older adults, in designing and executing auditory perception research studies including hearing aid probe microphone measures and programming, cochlear implant mapping, basic auditory measures, psychoacoustic experiments, and objective assays of auditory function. Experience recording myogenic potentials will be a bonus. The position will assist in the development of research protocols following generally accepted research practices in experimental design to assure high quality of data as well as evaluate data quality and generate appropriate summaries and graphic representations based on unique characteristics of data and study. The SPRA may generate and monitor COMIRB-related materials for relevant research studies and will take responsibility for smooth operation of the laboratory. This role is active in disseminating data via construction of presentations and writing manuscripts and generates statistical analyses while working with study statistician. The position will oversee calibration including determination of calibration needs and timetables and will complete hands-on calibration in laboratories where calibration is necessary. This position will initially be funded by a three year Department of Defense funded contract investigating hearing protection.  Examples of Work Performed: 

  • Oversight and execution of laboratory functions including calibration, supplies, lab-schedule, and meetings
  • Experimentation with human subjects, primarily healthy young adults.
  • Direct management of COMIRB regulatory documentation for  COMIRB-approved studies
  • Study design and protocol with the lab PI
  • Ensuring all studies and patient care is compliant with University and Hospital policies and regulations
  • Recruitment of human subjects for studies
  • Database and data management and analysis
  • Presentation of data at national and regional scientific conferences
  • Assisting with writing peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Oversight of lab and grant budgets
  • Coordination of cross-studies for lab space and subject recruitment
  • Salary and Benefits:
    The hiring salary 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. 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment. 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.  Benefits: Compensation Calculator: Diversity and Equity:
     Please click here for information on disability accommodations: Office of Equity: 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.

    QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: 
    • Master’s degree in Audiology or a directly-related field 

    Applicants mustmeet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Board certified Audiologist 
    • 2 or more years working within a research laboratory

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Sep 2, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 12/8/2020
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