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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Clinical Research Coordinator (Professional Research Assistant)

Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

Position Number: 00669353

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 Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine is seeking an organized individual for a full-time Professional Research Assistant position to assist the Asthma Research Team with both industry and grant-funded clinical protocols. This 1.0 FTE position is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. This Registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist Clinical Research Coordinator position will be responsible for screening, enrollment, study visits, data management, regulatory compliance, and other duties associated with performing clinical research activities. Must have excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a productive member of the research team, participate in research projects, and help maintain the operation of the laboratory. The candidate should be able to work independently and as a member of a team. Flexible work hours, including infrequent evening or weekend, may be required. Candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigators and other laboratory members in a cooperative environment with growth potential. Excellent communication skills, the ability to multitask, along with orientation toward teamwork and cooperation are required. The applicants should demonstrate that they are well organized, reliable, independent, and possess considerable attention to detail. They should also have excellent verbal, written, and computational skills.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Recruits and obtains proper consents of subjects based on strict inclusion/exclusion criteria

  • Interviews prospective subjects for a variety of research clinical trials. Educates potential subjects on the details of the studies through phone contacts and personal interviews

  • Complete study visits, including assisting with bronchoscopy procedures

  • Perform diagnostic respiratory testing (spirometry, methacholine challenge, forced oscillation)

  • Biospecimen collection and preparation (urine, blood, sputum, lavage) for basic research testing

  • Administer study medications including injections, as needed

  • Coordinate study set-up, visits and procedures with multiple departments and research teams

  • Assist with study monitoring visits, internal and external audits

  • Assist with creation, preparation and submission of clinical research documents (consent forms, case Assist with entry, maintenance, and reconciliation of study databases report forms, IRB applications, etc.)

  • Maintains, replenishes, and tracks study supplies

  • Adherence to and technical knowledge of regulatory compliance issues related to human subjects research, including reporting of adverse events in a timely manner

  • Helps to manage study budgets, tracks finances and payments for studies

  • Ensure accurate progress of the clinical research from planning through study completion and post-study closure

  • Participate in staff in-service trainings on study protocols, team and divisional staff meetings

  • Recruits and participate in outreach activities at research/health fairs, University events, etc,

  • Work closely with the Principal Investigators, Program Manager, and other Research Coordinators on study management

  • Attend trainings as necessary for required credentials

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision Received:

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be supervised by and will report to the Program Manager and Principal Investigators

Supervision Exercised:

Occasionally, supervision of more junior laboratory members may be required.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this positon is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. 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 .

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.

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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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing BSN, RN

  • 1-2 years as an Registered Nurse/Respiratory Therapist or clinical research experience

  • Must possess a current valid Colorado Nursing License or a Respiratory Therapist License

  • Must be able to meet credentialing requirements at area hospitals

Required Competencies/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under strict time constraints

  • Experience with patient-oriented research

  • Knowledge of GCP/ICH guidelines and human subjects research

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience

  • Prior clinical research experience

  • Experience with phlebotomy

  • Experience with developing and conducting clinical trials, including site monitoring strategies and risk mitigation

  • Knowledge of IRB submissions and regulatory compliance

  • Experience with electronic data capture systems (REDCAP, OnCore)

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 11, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Vong Smith

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00669353

Req ID: 18538

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.