Temporary Researcher

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus 

School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Temporary Research Position


* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

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.

Department of Emergency Medecine has an opening for a temporary research position. 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu. 


The Department:

The Department of Emergency Medicine conducts research into areas such as injury prevention, opioid misuse, critical care, mental health, pharmacogenomics, toxicology, global health and healthcare policy.  The Department values team members who are eager to pursue further training and growth as a researcher and professional.  The successful person will have a passion for research, enjoy and excel in patient and clinician interaction, and have a desire to work in a collaborative and driven pool of co-workers.


Nature of Work:

This is an entry-level temporary research position, suitable for a recent graduate or career changer.  The temporary position may transition to a long-term employment opportunity. This may be either a part-time or full-time position working specifically with a single Principal Investigator (PI).

This position will work under the direct supervision of a PI and a Project Manager to help conduct a process blood samples from emergency department patients at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This will primarily be on-site position.

The main duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    Process blood samples for long term storage.Perform data entry using commercially available or custom interfaces.Coordinating with clinical staff to collect biological specimens.Possibly completing the entire consent process, including approaching patients and explaining study procedures and consent forms, answering questions concerning the studies, and obtaining signatures for informed consent and assent from patients and caregivers.Strictly following SOPs to ensure study compliance.Train student rotators on standard operating procedures applicable to their rotation. In collaboration with a team of PRAs, carry out data extraction from medical records.Perform PubMed searches and maintain research libraries.Support publication development and submission.Support procurement of materials and supplies required for study conduct.Support development and pilot testing of study materials, such as study flyers, data tables, and health communication messages.Create and maintain documentation on study activities including meeting minutes, progress notes, and basic data tracking tools using commercially available software tools.

Supervision Received:

Under the direction of the PI, the PRA1 will be assigned various research duties and will report to the PI and Project Manager. 

Supervision Exercised: 

The position will not have supervisory responsibilities. 


Examples of Work Performed:

    Pipette and store blood samples for long-term storage.Extract data from medical records and enter it into online centralized databases or local data tools.Assist in assembly of manuscripts for submission.  Check or add references.Meet with potential study participants to explain research studies and obtain informed consent.Transfer of research samples between study laboratories.Create straightforward data and tracking tools in Excel or Word.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate for this position has been established at $21.07. 

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate 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.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation


Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/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.


Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent OR an Associates Degree/certification with 3 years directly relevant experience.Excellent written and oral communication skillsExperience in using computer-based tools (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with and understanding of medical terminologyExperience in or exposure to conducting clinical researchExperience in an emergency department or inpatient settingMedical background (e.g., EMT/Paramedic, nursing, medical assistant, medical technician)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Excellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to understand and interpret medical terminology and medical chartsExcellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skillsAbility to think creatively and work independentlyExcellent team playerEnjoys working with human research subjectsSelf-starter with a desire to improve human health through research
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 3, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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