Description
University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

Research Services Professional (Open Rank)

Research Services Business Analyst

Position Number: 755281, REQ # 26076

* 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 – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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 Neurology department has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Business Analyst position.

The Department of Neurology is looking for a Research Services Business Analyst (Research Services Professional). Under the direction of the XXX Program Manager, this position is responsible for full-cycle financial project management and resource administration (i.e., planning, procurement, pre/post-award) of single and multi-site research projects. The neurology clinical research unit has more than 100 clinical studies, many of which require project management to ensure success over many phases of the studies.

This position will be the primary contact for our department and external sites and collaborators related to project protocol, operations, and data quality/database needs on the project(s) that this position supports. This position will frequently work collaboratively with department employees, external constituents, and various university offices both internal and external university constituents (i.e., neurology clinical finance team, Clinical Research Administration Office (CRAO), and single and multi-site collaborators).

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.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the intermediate level, duties are less limited in scope and are performed independently with occasional guidance and direction from other professionals.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.  Work is performed fully independently.

Nature of Work

The Department of Neurology is looking for a Research Services Business Analyst (Research Services Professional). Under the direction of the Neurology Clinical Research, Project Teams Manager, this position is responsible for full-cycle financial project management and resource administration (i.e., planning, procurement, pre/post-award) of single and multi-site research projects. The neurology clinical research unit has more than 100 clinical studies, many of which require project management to ensure success over many phases of the studies.

This position will be the primary contact for our department and external sites and collaborators related to project protocol, operations, and data quality/database needs on the project(s) that this position supports. This position will frequently work collaboratively with department employees, external constituents, and various university offices both internal and external university constituents (i.e., neurology clinical finance team, Clinical Research Administration Office (CRAO), Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) and single and multi-site collaborators).

Examples of Work Performed:

    Collaborate with the lead project manager, primary investigators (PI), and research services professionals on each project to include logistical planning, procurement, and execution of the department of neurology investigator initiated clinical research and departmental projects.Coordinate, facilitate, and participate in relevant project meetings on project life-cycle activities which include development of project strategy, protocol change implementation. maintenance of resource documentation, and project financial status with project and department stakeholders (i.e., project manager, and the PI - when necessary).Manage pre/post-award financials which include overseeing multiple funding sources, tracking monthly expenses, and making budget projections in collaboration with department and finance teams on project financial reconciliation.
    Support and collaborate with stakeholders in developing and editing resource documents for projects (i.e., protocols, project charters, process operations manual, amendments and other relevant resource documents).Monitor, audit, and communicate collaborator performance for deliverables and data acquisition in accordance with the protocols, project charter, and terms and conditions. Serve as a back-up for grants manager as it pertains to routing of grants, annual financial reporting.Support and serve as a back-up to the grants manager in development of relevant pre-post-award management plan and reporting structures.Submit industry-funded investigator-initiated and Health Equity and Outcomes Research (HEOR) projects through the Human Subjects Research (HSR) portal.Collaborate with department and university offices (i.e., CRAO, OGC, other stakeholders) on the coordination of contract status communications.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge and understanding of federal regulations and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orallyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institutionOutstanding customer service skillsDemonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusionKnowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminologyAbility to interpret and master complex research protocol informationRespect patient rights and put patient safety first, excellent patient rapportEmpathetic to patients with chronic illnessesGreat attention to detail and qualityAbility to work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner  Ability to follow and execute a study protocol and proactively prevent deviations Ability to follow direction of the PI and direct supervisor, follow all department SOPs and department policies
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (all-levels):

    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills.Great attention to detail and organizational skills.Strategy development, team management, decision-making, project execution, business acumen, technical competence, and critical thinking.Work with colleagues and patients in a confidential and professional manner.Must be able to work well within a larger team atmosphere.Take initiative to ensure communication, decision-making, and planning among stakeholders and investigators.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance.Ability to effectively fulfil the mission and objectives of the Department.Ability to prioritize multiple projects on an independent basis and handle changing workloads and assignments as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications

Intermediate-Level

    A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, project management, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • One (1) year of professional level experience working as a research service professional or project manager.
Senior-Level

    A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, project management, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years of professional level experience working as a research service professional or project manager.
Preferred Qualifications (but not required)

  • Experience working with clinical trials/research.
  • Master’s degree in project management, or a biological science or public health or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of professional level experience working as a research service professional or project manager.
  • Experience completing documentation and performing tasks routinely used in clinical trials/research
  • Experience with web-based systems (ie., Epic, SARC, clinical trial management systems, Microsoft office)
  • Experience working with drug development/approval process, including FDA and other clinical research regulations. 
  • ACRP or SOCRA certification
  • Member of the Project Management Institute
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at:

Intermediate Level: $47,992 – $61,045

Senior Level: $51,883 - $65,995

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.

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: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.



Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 19, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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