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University of Colorado Pediatric Research Senior Professional in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Pediatric Research Senior Professional

Position #00750867 – Requisition #19482

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  • 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.

The School of Medicine, Department of Radiology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Pediatric Research Senior Professional position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here. at

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Nature of Work

The Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado | School of Medicine (CU-SOM), in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), has an opening for a full-time Pediatric Research Senior Professional. This position is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of the Advanced Imaging Lab (AIL), a pediatric imaging research group based out of CHCO and partnered with CU-SOM, which consists of faculty researchers and associated staff and students. The Pediatric Research Senior Professional coordinates policies and procedures and supports the implementation of research within the AIL, which spans both CU-SOM and CHCO. This position ensures consistency research activities related to the policies and procedures of the Department of Radiology, CU-SOM, CHCO, the Anschutz Medical Campus, and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD).

This position will provide essential communicative, managerial, financial, and research support to the Department, the principal investigators, and their collaborators, as well as provide MRI scanning support to the program. This role will work independently, but will coordinate with the Director of Pediatric Radiology Research and the Director of Finance and Administration for Radiology. This role will report directly to the Department of Radiology Research Administrator.

Examples of Work Performed: Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Grants and Contracts Administration:

  • Responsible for the oversight and administration of all aspects of the grants, contracts, and clinical trial application/award process for the pediatric imaging research program.

  • Preparation of research budgets.

  • Staying current on changes to NIH policies and procedures.

  • Ensuring that faculty effort is appropriately budgeted.

  • Ensuring compliance with sponsor application requirements.

  • Submission of grants, contracts, and subcontracts for Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) review.

  • Submission of Confidentiality and Data Use Agreements to OGC.

  • Ensuring all deadlines are met.

  • Invoicing corporate sponsors.

  • Tracking grant, contract, gift, and startup fund revenue and expense.

  • Keeping investigators informed of potential deficits.

  • Providing ePER guidance.

  • Requesting new SpeedTypes.

Institutional Review Board and Regulatory Oversight:

  • Responsible for the oversight and administration of IRB submissions for the pediatric imaging research faculty (new and continuing review).

  • Oversee and aid the coordinators or faculty responsible for IRB submission processes.

  • Educating faculty and staff on IRB policies and procedures.

  • Maintaining knowledge of CHCO policies on research-related regulatory oversight.

  • Coordinating submissions to CHCO’s Clinical Research Management System.

General Administration/Financial Administration:

  • Maintaining knowledge of CHCO, UCD, CU Medicine, COMIRB, etc., policies and procedures.

  • Oversee and approve procurement for the program.

  • Creating research journal entries.

  • Establishing and managing research auxiliary and gift funds.

MRI Scanning:

  • Responsible for organizing or aiding faculty members with on and off hours MRI scanning.

  • Completing MRI safety screening with participants.

  • Ensuring the safety of staff and participants in and around the MR environment.

  • Logging MRI scans in accordance with Institutional needs and research protocols.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $51,564 - $56,720 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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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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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

  • One (1) year of experience with grants and contracts management.

  • One (1) years of purchasing or financial oversight experience.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific years of experience.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to occasionally work evenings and weekends to accommodate research studies (often related to off-campus travel, languages, min age, shift schedules, physical requirements, etc.).

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s or higher earned degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

  • Experience with radiological sciences and imaging techniques.

  • Experience supporting or aiding in the administration of a research program.

  • Experience creating electronic presentations and spreadsheets using complex formulas

  • Experience working with CU’s administrative software, e.g., InfoEd, CONCUR, Marketplace, etc.

  • Prior experience participating or enabling MRI scans and ensuring the safety of staff and participants.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Familiarity with radiological sciences and imaging techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to form effective teams.

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, accepted theories, practices, and principles of general research management and administration.

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, diversified financial management principles, tools, and techniques.

  • Ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret large amounts of data, recommend solutions, and implement the preferred course of action.

  • Ability to effectively allocate and control funds from various internal and external sources.

  • Ability to communicate with various constituencies to engender trust and credibility at all levels of the organization, and work effectively in a complex and political environment.

  • Ability to establish work priorities, delegate assignments as appropriate, and follow through to ensure completion of activities.

  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, and coordinate financial and administrative activities for research.

  • Ability to understand complex information systems and guide other personnel with regard to their use.

  • Knowledge of MRI scanning and safety.

  • Ability to recruit research participants or organize MRI scans.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

Job: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Research Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 30, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Karen Kimes

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00750867

Req ID: 19482

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.