Professional Research Assistant - Laboratory Data Manager

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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.


This position involves the handling of data related to patient diagnostic testing under CAP and CLIAA regulations, as well as work under the FDA GxPs as involved in new drug development. The candidate will be part of a team doing esoteric and niche testing in complement and autoimmunity. The successful candidate will have an interest and aptitude for data, demonstrated ability to maintain and manipulate large data sets, experience with databases, will be detail-oriented, and have a strong interest in advancing human health.

Professional Field

The laboratory specializes in the development and validation of novel biomarkers, translating research discoveries into actionable diagnostic testing.  The work will also be used to support immunotoxicology and efficacy testing for new drug development. The candidate will need to comfortable working in a regulated environment in compliance with CLIAA/CAP as well as the FDA GxPs. 


Supervision Received

This position will report to the Laboratory Director and while work in concert with the laboratory Project Manager, Quality Assurance and testing staff.


Supervision Exercised

This position will have no supervisory responsibilities beyond full accountability for the quality and integrity of their own work.


Examples of Work Performed

This PRA position will perform the following duties:

  • Create, maintain, and enforce policies for effective data management
  • Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data
  • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects of the data formatting and client data delivery requirements
  • Interface with client data management teams including completion of data transfer agreements (DTA) and overseeing data cleaning and reconciliation of final data sets
  • Support others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to regulatory standards and laboratory SOPs
  • Assist with reports and data extraction when needed for data reporting to client and for production of reports
  • Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to discover ways of enhancing them (new technologies, upgrades etc.)
  • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses
  • Troubleshoot data-related problems and authorize maintenance or modifications
  • Work with study clients to oversee the Data Transfer Agreements
  • Extract data from the Watson Laboratory Information System to meet the sponsor/clients Data Transfer Agreement
  • Manage the capacity and productivity management software to track progress to data completion

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $44,500 to $67,000.


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.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Self-motivated to produce quality work
  • Commitment to advancing patient care and drug development
  • Excellent skills with data handling and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with data base oversight
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintaining professional behavior with diverse people

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor degree
  • Previous experience in data handling and or database work
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in immunology, biology, data science or related field.  Previous experience with data transfer agreements or other form of regulated data sets  
  • Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System or large research database and data sets

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 12, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 3/14/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time