Professional Research Assistant

Job description

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Colorado AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

Professional Research Assistant (PRA)

Position 00644829 – Requisition 20081

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 University of Colorado Denver | 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, The metropolitan area affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets. Moreover, the state of Colorado offers ample outdoor activities through its 42 state parks, 8 mountain ranges, and 7 national forests.

Job Summary:

A full–time Data Manager position with the ACTG Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU), now part of the new COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN), at the University Of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CoVPN has been formed and will now contribute to the development of large-scale COVID-19 vaccine efficacy trials. The mission of the ACTG has been to develop and conduct scientifically rigorous translational research and therapeutic clinical trials that investigate the viral and immune pathogenesis of HIV-1 infection and its complications. Additional efforts will now be given for clinical trials to evaluate novel therapeutic agents and to find an effective and safe vaccine against COVID-19. This position works Monday-Friday based on the research subject schedule. The position will be located at the Colorado AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) on the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical campus in Aurora, CO. This position reports directly to the Colorado AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) Site Coordinator in the Division of Infectious Diseases. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Management of clinical trials data for all protocols conducted at the ACTU.
  • Evaluation of clinical trials data prior to entry into a centralized data management system.
  • Randomization of patients to specific protocols.
  • Tracking patient participation through systems developed locally.
  • Development and implementation of quality control mechanisms for ensuring data accuracy and completeness.
  • Acting as a liaison between the site and the central data management center for ensuring quality of data by resolving data queries, errors and submission of outstanding data in a timely manner. 

Salary and Benefits: .

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $50,000 to $60,000.


The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.


The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation 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.


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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.

Required  Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-year work experience in a clinical research setting
  • Familiarity with FDA, OHRP, GCP, International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals (ICH), and HIPAA regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Superior communication and organizational skills
  • Two years experience in a research or medical setting.
  • Attention to detail is very important.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Feb 18, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time