Professional Research Assistant

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Job Title: Clinical Database Manager – Professional Research Assistant

School/College – Unit/Department: University of Colorado Anschutz – Department of Medicine

Position Number: 00783115

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.


Nature of Work

The Schwartz-Yang lab is looking for a Clinical Database Manager that can assist in the storage, management and data export of important clinical, genetic, and genomic research data.  The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for working with the clinical research coordinators on all aspects of clinical and study databases for recruitment, data organization, and storage (e.g. REDCap), while lending expertise to the implementation of new solutions.  The Clinical Database Manager will be an integral part of various and diverse research projects and clinical studies.

Professional Field

Clinical research, biological research, information technology

Examples of Work Performed

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

  • Help gatekeep the input of data while working closely with clinical research and laboratory staff ensure good practices and quality-controlled data
  • Utilize SQL, Excel, and other database tools to report and summarize data to be used for analyses, grants, and other data reporting. 
  • Develop and maintain REDCap databases
  • Assimilate and work across different database platforms (e.g. BC platforms and FreezerPro)
  • Leverage existing computation resources to automate and improve data input and reporting
  • Work with a diverse group of clinicians, researchers, coordinators and other collaborators for ad-hoc data requests
  • Participates in team discussion between vendors (sales, technical, and project management teams) and database users for database improvement, implementation, and troubleshooting
  • Data entry, as needed, to help maintain completeness of database
  • Periodic data-checks to ensure data quality and integrity
Supervision Received

The Clinical Database Manager reports to the Principal Investigator, Joyce Lee.

Supervision Exercised

The Clinical Database Manager will not supervise other employees.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $36,000 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.

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.


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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 in computer science, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, or related degree
  • Experience:
  • Experience and proficiency writing SQL queries (minimum 1 year)
  • Experience and proficiency working with databases, including REDCap (minimum 1 year)
  • Experience and proficiency working in Excel (minimum 1 year)
  • Special Skills: N/A
  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working in a research lab
    • Experience configuring and improving large databases
    • Advanced SQL knowledge
    • Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Unix shell, Python, REST APIs, or other related languages
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

    • Must be detail oriented and organized
    • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish a variety of complicated tasks
    • Can learn new programming languages, libraries, techniques, APIs as needed
    • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations
    • Ability to maintain effective communication with investigators, coordinators and other stakeholders
    • Comfortable working autonomously, and from home, when COVID-19 campus restrictions are in place

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 27, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/28/2021
    Application Due: 7/27/2021
    Work Type: Full Time