Professional Research Assistant
University of Colorado – School of Medicine
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:This is a full-time position for a bilingual clinical data collector with the Colorado center of the multi-centered NIH-funded prospective cohort study “The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young” (TEDDY)). The study is designed to follow children with an increased risk for developing type 1 (childhood) diabetes to identify environmental triggers for the development of the disease. Participation in TEDDY requires multiple detailed data collection visits with the hope of following the established cohort for 15 years. This position will be part of the clinic working group of a large research team which collects extensive clinical data and conduct ongoing case management/follow-up of the identified high- risk cohort. It is a critical contact and information source for families participating in the protocol. Supervision Received:This position reports directly Dr. Marian Rewers, MD, PhD, Professor and Executive Director, BDC and Judith Baxter, MA Associate Clinical Professor. The supervision of this position is by Patricia Gesualdo, RN, MSPH, Research Instructor. This supervision will include study specific training and oversight for the position's responsibilities. Supervision Given:This position does not have a formal supervisory role. Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implements the study research clinical data collection protocols, including phlebotomy, clinical measurements, and interviews with children and their parents. Assists with retention related tasks as assigned.
- Co-coordinates and facilitates all Spanish speaking preferred clinic visits.
- Scheduling of participant visits via phone/text/email interfaces.
- Utilizes a web-based local database and a study-wide database to track participants.
- Performs data coding and detailed data entry of participant research documents.
- Participates in local and central research protocol training sessions as required.
- Works as part of a team utilizing strong organizational and communication skills. Must be team-oriented, flexible and self-motivated; ability to think creatively and work independently.
- This position works Monday-Friday hours with at least one evening/week and one Saturday/month.
- Will need to have reliable transportation in order to travel to an off-site clinic as least 1x/month
- Bachelors of Arts or Sciences degree required or 4 years of work experience in medical setting can be substituted for the bachelor’s requirement on a year per year basis.
- Fluency in Spanish reading, writing and speaking required.
- Familiarity and working knowledge of Microsoft office, particularly Word and ExcelIf no phlebotomy experience, a willingness to be trained by supervising clinicians.
- Experience with pediatric populations
- Phlebotomy experience strongly desired
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Apr 28, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing