Professional Research Assistant/Clinical Research Coordinator

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University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant / Clinical Research Coordinator


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 Hematology Clinical Trials Unit (HCTU) is looking to hire a full time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to serve as a member of the Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Team. This position is responsible for the implementation and coordination of clinical trials conducted by faculty members at the University of Colorado.

Investigators in the Division of Hematology’s Blood Cancer Program are actively engaged in multiple research activities aimed at improving outcomes for patients with blood cancers and related disorders. These studies are wide-ranging and involve extensive collaboration between laboratory scientists and physicians. Our work is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and numerous other foundations and industry sources.

A key strength of our research group is its highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary nature, which provides an ideal environment in which to develop new therapies. The Hematology Clinical Trials Unit (HCTU) plays an integral role in conducting the clinical research components of the division and has made bringing bench-to-bedside research a huge divisional success. The HCTU is comprised of over 30 employees, and their dedication and investment each day is seen and felt by patients who have and will participate in a clinical trial.

Professional Field

Medical/Clinical Research

Supervision Received

Clinical Research Manager/Supervisor

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Work Performed

  • Obtains medical history and current medications, reviews protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria, and confirms eligibility of subject. Ensures that the informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented, and filed as required
  • Interviews prospective subjects for multiple clinical studies. Familiarizes potential subjects with the details of the study through phone contacts and personal interviews
  • Schedules subject participation in research, coordinating availability of necessary space, and clinical support (including but not limited to physician, nurse practitioner, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy).  Is familiar with all records required for each study, reviews records after each visit for completeness and accuracy
  • Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required Case Report Forms (CRFs) and into the Clinical Trials database, as needed, in an accurate and timely fashion. Maintains patient clinical research files
  • Reports adverse events and serious events to appropriate parties, e.g. Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, FDA, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
  • Serves as a contact person for ongoing clinical research studies. Schedules monitoring visits and meets with representatives from sponsoring pharmaceutical firms or in-house staff for initial orientation to studies and for review of study records
  • Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served
  • Participates in DSMC audits
  • Collaborates with hospital staff to ensure tests and procedures required by clinical protocols are performed and documented. These include, but are not limited to vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen processing, EKG’s, drug administration, and protocol specific tests and procedures
  • May be called upon to perform the following specific tests and procedures: a) blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature measurements, b) specimen processing and shipping
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $35,600.00 to $52,000.00

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.


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 Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • One (1) year of experience in a Clinical Research setting
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


  • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific experience.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Prior research experience
  • Clinical or research experience in oncology
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to interpret and master complex protocol information
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 8, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time