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University of Colorado Senior Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Infectious Disease

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Position #00773309– Requisition #18543

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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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Disease has an opening for a full-time (unclassified) Senior Professional Research Assistant position.

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 at _.

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

Nature of Work:

The applicant will be involved in epidemiologic research studies, along with the required scholarship, including but not limited to abstract development for presentations for domestic and international meetings as well as manuscript writing.

The candidate will be asked to provide data-related research support for the Simoes’ group. The position primarily requires data analysis, assistance with grant preparation, and manuscript preparation. The candidate would need to have facility using SAS, and at least one other statistical package such as STATA, R, or SPSS. Data collection instrument and database creation may be required in the future, so knowledge of Redcap, Access, or other database managers is preferred. Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Xcel are required. Advanced English writing and communication skills, and experience with EndNote are also required.

The position may require the candidate to travel internationally for study meetings with collaborators.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Collaborates with PI other members of the team to analyze data and write manuscripts

  • Perform database management and quality assurance/quality control for large databases

  • Perform data analysis and presentation for progress reports and study meetings

  • Take continuing education for newly available statistical and graphics software

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

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.

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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’s Degree in Public Health Epidemiology/Biostatistics

  • Advanced Facility programming with SAS

  • Intermediate Facility with STATA, R or SPSS

  • Intermediate Facility with database managers such as Redcap, Access MsSQL, or others

  • Three years’ experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Xcel, Powerpoint)

  • Experience using EndNote

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Infectious Disease Research

  • Experience with medical research

  • Experience with Redcap, Access, or other database managers


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism

  • Ability to work well with multidisciplinary team members

  • Ability to establish and maintain good rapport international collaborators

  • Computer literate

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Sep 15, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Eric Simoes

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00773309

Req ID: 18543

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.