Senior Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Senior 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 Department of Orthopedics, Spine Division has an opening for a full time Senior Professional Research Assistant (PRA ). The PRA will serve as the Research Coordinator/Regulatory Manager for clinical studies. This position will assist faculty with all aspects of administrative activities related to the submission of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols to the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB), Western IRB (WIRB), and other regulatory agencies. This includes protocol development, writing consent forms, adverse event reporting, and managing continuing reviews of protocols. The PRA will ensure compliance with all internal and external policies and procedures that govern the department's human subject’s research. This includes monitoring FDA-IDE trials. The PRA will interact with patients during study visits and ensure completion of all necessary documentation, as well as facilitating study-related billing. The PRA will serve as a liaison to study sponsors and will lead site visits. The PRA will also assist in the development and maintenance of a record keeping system of protocols for COMIRB and other regulatory agency activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee clinical trials research, including all sponsored studies
  • Oversee on-going research projects on a daily basis
  • Oversee the other research staff including PRAs, research assistant, and employed/volunteer students
  • Maintain and oversee the completion of records of all research projects
  • Track upcoming patient study visits
  • Assist in design and submission of future research protocols
  • Interact with institutional review board for protocols
  • Interact with sponsors regarding clinical studies
  • Interact with patients during study visits
  • Maintain database of clinical studies
Other Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with preparation of manuscripts and research presentations
  • Assist with preparation of grants and project reports
  • Provide additional support to the Principal Investigators as needed
  • Oversee and assist trainees (fellows, residents, and students) with development and continuation of research projects
Salary Range

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $55,000 to $65,000.

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

  • Good command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent knowledge regarding IRB policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge regarding Sponsor and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task.
  • Ability to work with a great attention to detail
  • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner
Required Qualifications:

    Master's degree in healthcare administration, research services or a related field
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Minimum of 7 years’ experience with clinical research

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time