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Professional Research Assistant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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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 (PRA)

Position #00750513– Requisition #22106

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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 a full-time Professional Research Assistant position.

Nature of Work:

A professional research assistant is being sought to oversee grant-funded mental and behavioral health clinical trials at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The professional research assistant to be hired will be responsible primarily for all of the day-to-day operations of a clinical trial aimed at the coordinated prevention of depression and type 2 diabetes in at-risk adolescents. The position will involve conducting interdisciplinary participant visits in the Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center, database setup and management of multimodal data, recruitment of participants, participant retention efforts, management of clinical trials regulatory affairs, and administrative and clerical duties. Opportunities for this position include:

  • (1) direct contact with adolescents and families;
  • (2) participation in interdisciplinary, team science with expert collaborators in the fields of psychology, food and nutrition, health and exercise science, pediatrics, and endocrinology;
  • (3) professional development of pediatric clinical research coordination skillset; and
  • (4) potential for authorship on scientific publications and presentations.
  • This opening is currently for a two-year position, but there is the hope for continuation after that time, dependent on performance and funding.
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%
    • Recruit study participants, database maintenance and data entry, perform participant visits in the pediatric Clinical Translational Research Center, handle and store biological specimens, conduct interviews and behavioral tasks/testing with participants, administer surveys, assist with participant retention, order supplies, manage expenses, and prepare regulatory reports.
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 $37,500 to $52,000.

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.

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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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:

    Master of Science, Master of Public Health, or Master of Arts Degree
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

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

  • Fluency in oral Spanish
  • Previous experience in administration of psychological assessments
  • Previous experience working with children and adolescents

  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective organizational and communication skills
  • Previous experience in clinical research

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 19, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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