Professional Research Assistant

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Endocrinology

Professional Research Assistant

4 Positions Open

Position #00760634– Requisition #21008

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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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology has an opening for four full-time Professional Research Assistant positions.

Nature of Work:

  • Four professional research assistants are being sought for four full-time positions in the section of Pediatric Endocrinology to work as a study coordinator for clinical research studies dealing with youth-onset obesity, bariatric surgery, diabetes complications (cardiovascular, kidney, liver, exercise), type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes and/or polycystic ovary syndrome. The professional research assistant will work with study physicians, nurse practitioners, co-investigators and staff both locally and nationally as a part of local studies and a multi-center study and will be responsible for study coordination, participant recruiting, consent, and scheduling, performing study visits, processing of research blood samples and other study samples, institutional review board requirements, tracking of study costs, assisting with MRI and other imaging procedures, entering data and other study-related duties.
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.

Position Emphasis:

  • Research recruitment – 20%
  • Research visits – 20%
  • Biospecimen handling – 20%
  • Data – 20%
  • Paperwork – 10%
  • Regulatory – 10%
    • Maintain familiarity with study protocols and documents of assigned research studies.
    • Inventory, handle, and maintain accountability for study supplies and investigational products in collaboration with research pharmacy.
    • Perform data and sample collection at in person and telephone research visits.
    • Blood and tissue specimen handling and processing.
    • Enter data and send to coordinating center.
    • Work as a team member in coordination of assigned primary studies.
    • Subject recruitment, consent and retention.
    • Work with investigators and other staff to prepare IRB submission and maintain study approval and certification.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $36,000 to $49,000.

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.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


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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 Qualfications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or health-related field
  • Experience in research
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience with diabetes, obesity and/or human physiology or cardiovascular, liver and kidney research

  • Strong clinical practice skills
  • Ability to handle both blood and laboratory specimens for processing
  • Knowledge of obesity and diabetes physiology
  • Ability to enter data effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of research study participants
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and part of a collaborative team
  • Spanish Language proficiency
  • Experience with Microsoft office programs

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