Senior Professional Research Assistant

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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.



This position will work very independently in conjunction with the PI and research team to carry out and manage a portfolio of research projects focused on appropriate use of opioids/pain management and treatment of individuals suffering from Opioid Use Disorder. Much of the work focuses on automated Clinical Decision Support and the effective consolidation of multiple streams of information to support clinical decision making by providers. The main duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage a multi-study portfolio of grant and contract funded projects, including contributions to design and implementation of studies as well as management of regulatory and financial aspects of the projects.
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of clinical education and best practice programs, including design and implementation of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools, educational materials, evaluation instruments and methods.  
  • Train medical staff on clinical best practice and effective use of CDS tools.
  • Interface with multiple University groups and outside collaborators to ensure clear communication and coordinated work toward study goals.
  • Write and submit protocols and supporting documentation for IRB regulated clinical studies. Ensure regulatory compliance is maintained at all times.
  • Communicate with healthcare providers and stakeholders across the UCHealth and UC School of Medicine communities to coordinate progress on study goals.
  • Contribute to and coordinate multiple grant submissions, including building budgets, timelines and project milestones.
  • Lead project meetings in person or via video/teleconference.
  • Write and submit periodic progress reports and close out reports to study sponsors
  • Overall daily management of research team activities, finances, deadlines, tasks, and/or team members
  • Position is grant funded.

Under the general direction and supervision of the PI, the Program Manager will work independently with the PI and Opioid Research team.  The Program Manager may manage a small number of student workers or Research Associates.


The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $60,000-$76,000.

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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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.



  • Master's Degree and 3+ years of experience OR Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field such as nursing, psychology, or public health and 5+ years experience 
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


  • CITI Research training
  • Master’s degree in a relevant research-related discipline
  • Experience with Clinical Decision Support tool design and development/EHR integration
  • Supervisory experience, especially in a matrixed environment
  • Experience with patients with OUD/SUD

  • Expertise with medical/research terminology
  • Experience managing budgets and project funding
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement to identify and solve problems, including recognition of needs for notification/assistance of management personnel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including negotiation with a wide variety of people and organizations

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time