Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Division of Cardiology

Job Title: Professional Research Assistant

Position #00780588 – Requisition #20732


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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 Division of Cardiology has an opening for two full-time Professional Research Assistant.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

We are seeking 2 clinical trial data coordinators in the areas of interventional cardiology and imaging research, electrophysiology and heart failure. This position will support multiple Industry Supported Clinical Trials, Federally Funded Clinical Trials, and Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials. This position focuses primarily on the responsibility of data collection, interpretation and documentation of clinical research data, and meeting with research patients for study related purposes. The amount of time spent on required tasks may shift depending on the needs of the department.


Professional Field

Clinical Research

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

    Data Management/Data Entry (40%) including:Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required Case Report Forms (CRFs) and into the Clinical Trials database, as needed, in an accurate and timely fashion.Ensures complete source documentation is compiled in research records.Schedules and tracks submission of prescreening, screening and enrollment logs as required by study sponsorObtains and reviews the electronic medical records via EPIC for the identifying and screening of potential research subjects.Documents and maintains study records of research subjects including laboratory test results, all clinical and study procedures as well as standard of care visits as required per the study protocol.Documenting research notes into the EMR of participants.Study Related Preparation and Execution of Study Procedures (40%) including:
    • Gather and maintain source documents, regulatory binders, and subject binders.
    • Ensure the current version of consent forms are completed, informed consent process in properly documented and filed.Review medical history to determine eligibility status.
    Schedules, coordinates, prepares for and conducts sponsor monitor visits and audits in collaboration with the regulatory team, CRC and other team members.Meets with monitors to respond to any question of data validity and corrects/revises data as appropriate; answers queries from sponsoring companies.Conducts screening, study assessments, and follow-up of study patients as required per each study protocol
    Recruits clinical study participants; coordinating and scheduling research appointments, interviews and evaluates potential participants, and develop and maintains accurate documentation of the progress of the research.IRB Preparation and Management (10%) including:Develops and submits accurate IRB applications, Continuing Review Reports and all other required documents to support the conduct of clinical trials research.Other Clinical Research Duties (10%) including:Provides assistance to the PI, and Divisional Clinical Trials ManagerProvides assistance as backup to other divisional study coordinatorsMaintains all proper certifications and trainings for the role of a clinical research coordinator Attends meetings with team members, sponsors, and supervisor as requested  Any other tasks, as assigned by the supervisor.
Supervision Received

The Professional Research Assistant reports to the Clinical Trials Manager, Tara Churney.

Supervision Exercised

The Professional Research Assistant will not supervise other employees.


Salary Offered or Salary Range

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $39,000 to $42,000


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.


Minimum Qualifications  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications

    • Epic, Oncore, and Redcap Training preferred, but not required
    • COMIRB, WIRB, or other IRB experience preferred, but not required
    • Prior industry clinical trial, EDC, and CTMS experience preferred, but not required
    • Degree in Science, Physiology, Bio-medical, Public Health, or a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

      Detailed knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) /ICH guidelines in clinical research.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced clinical trials program

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 1, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/3/2021
    Application Due: 7/2/2021
    Work Type: Full Time