Senior Professional Research Assistant

Job description


University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation


Denver VA Medical Center
Rocky Mountain Mental illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Position- 00782398– Requisition 20811


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, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Job Summary:

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks a Professional Research Assistant who will work under the supervision of Dr. Bryann DeBeer in support of SERA. SERA seeks to investigate the long-term impact of Gulf War Illness on quality of life and engagement with the VA healthcare system. SERA and this position are located at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Denver VA Medical Center.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Program management support (e.g., tracking timelines and milestones; communications management)
  • Program admin support (e.g., meetings, travel, research and program files)
  • Regulatory compliance;
  • Recruitment, screening, interviewing and scheduling study subjects;
  • Perform human subjects data collection (e.g., survey administration, computerized data input and export; data management)
  • Systematic review;
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Dissemination of research findings (e.g., support manuscript writing, presentation of results, research reports, and use of alternative and social media). 
  • Manage external contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for .75 FTE has been established at $42,750 to $75,000. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.


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.


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.



Total Compensation Calculator:


Diversity and Equity:


Please click here for information on disability accommodations:


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:

  • Master’s degree (MS or MA) and 3 years of research assistant or research coordinator experience, or
  • Undergraduate degree (BS or BA) or higher in a related field and 7 years of experience research assistant or research coordinator experience or
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with human subjects in research 
  • Prior experience working with community mental health or public health programs
  • Strong communications skills and familiarity with social media

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Well-organized, able to work independently and with teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software 
  • Ability to work independently and make reasoned decisions  
  • Must be team-oriented, flexible and self-motivated 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Demonstrate commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Proficiency with statistical software such as SPSS or SAS
  • Excellent data management and cleaning skills
  • Knowledge of human subjects research and institutional review board processes
  • Skills in human subjects study coordination, such as excellent recruitment and retention skills
  • Excellent clinical interviewing skills (e.g., qualitative interviews, Clinician Administered PTSD Scale, etc.)

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time