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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant


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.


The Professional Research Assistant (PRA) will work within the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The role will be to coordinate the daily activities required to conduct clinical research protocols, recruitment and enrollment of research participants, schedule study participant clinic visits, accurately record and enter data, respond to data queries from study sponsors, and support physician investigators. The position may be split between Denver Health and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The PRA in this position will not be called on to make independent medical decisions at any time, but a solid fundamental knowledge of biological and medical sciences is necessary for this position.  Additionally, an appreciation of accepted methods of clinical research is highly desirable.



Examples of Work Performed:

Subject recruitment and retention, facilitate study visits and complete intake information, recording of clinical information, data entry, data query resolution and analyzation for submission to grantor or for publication, venipuncture, maintenance of certification and communication with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the sponsoring agency or its designee. 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Screen, recruit and consent research subjects at both University of Colorado and/or Denver Health
  • Accurate data collection and data entry
  • Phlebotomy (training offered if not already certified)
  • Collect, process and ship biological specimen
  • Issue study subject payments (SSPs) and maintain recordkeeping of SSPs in database
  • Conduct follow-up phone interviews, schedule clinic visits
  • Assist with regulatory submissions
  • Assist with study-specific capitation and allocation of expenses
  • Assist with maintenance of research folders
  • Maintain study regulatory binders
  • Collaborate with other research personnel and groups on a variety of studies
  • Maintenance of study specific certifications, COMIRB training, computer training and other hospital required training
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $42,000 to $55,000.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

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.



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Diversity and Equity:


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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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a fundamental knowledge of biology and medical science
  • Two years’ experience working in clinical research
  • Experience working in a healthcare setting
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Phlebotomy experience
  • Spanish

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 19, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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