Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes - Clinical Epidemiology Division

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.

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.
Working Conditions:

  • 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
Essential Functions:  All listed under Duties and Responsibilities

Annual Salary Range: 

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $37,500 to $43,000.


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:

  • 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.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with pediatric populations
    Phlebotomy experience strongly desired

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 28, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time