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University of Colorado Sr Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


Senior Professional Research Assistant

Department of Emergency Medicine, SOM

Position Number: 00771392

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 Department of Emergency Medicine has an opening for a self-motivated, independent, and team-oriented Research Associate. This position is a Research Program Manager position that allows for oversight of a broad research team including research assistants, undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to interaction with industry collaborators. The research program includes both basic and clinical research projects. The individual will work with a senior faculty investigator on personalized medicine and substance abuse related research projects through the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver. The job location will include the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as well as affiliated institutions in the United States. This will be a collaborative position with opportunity to shape research questions and methods.

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

  1. A detailed understanding of many evolving, complex studies conducted under the principal investigator.

  2. Monitoring and coordinating projects around personalized medicine and substance abuse in clinical settings.

  3. Design and implement research protocols (clinical and basic) for consistent and accurate data collection and management.

  4. Develop, revise and update multiple research documents including all regulatory submissions and reporting.

  5. Budget development, planning and management including monthly accounting for multiple projects

  6. Ability to successfully work independently and collaborate with co-investigators and other institutions. Serve as liaison between collaborators and the PI conducting the studies

  7. Responsible for research program regulatory oversight. Assure that research projects fully comply with requirements of institutional ethical review.

  8. Participate in data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and preparation of progress reports.

  9. Find and shepherd industry collaboration consistent with the research program topic areas.

  10. Oversee research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduate work-study students working on a variety of projects.

  11. Conduct literature searches/reviews.

  12. Present papers and posters at scientific meetings and may participate in writing papers for publication.

  13. Work with Office of Grants & Contracts to assure experiments are within all Federal mandates and guidelines.

  14. Ability to successfully work in a collaborative, team environment.

Professional Field :

Health sciences and clinical research

Supervision Received :

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the research associate will report to the PI.

Supervision Exercised :

The position will be responsible for supervising professional research assistants (PRAs), project managers, and senior professional research assistants (SPRAs). The individual may supervise professional students including undergraduates, masters student, and doctoral students rotating through the laboratory. The supervision will require assignment of tasks and monitoring progress, timeliness and quality of task completion.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

Independent judgement and self-directed work capabilities

Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, PRAs, trainees and administrators on a regular basis

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple and competing deadlines

Capability to work with biostatistical programs

Experience working in a collaborative, team environment

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $51,000 to $90,000.

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.

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.

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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 a relevant scientific field

Proficient knowledge of computer-based tools (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

Database management

1 years’ experience working with human subjects studies

Knowledge and experience with institutional review board applications

Scientific writing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD or research related Doctoral degree

Experience with phlebotomy

Clinical trial experience

Experience with developing and maintaining standard operating procedure documents

Prior experience in a higher education setting

1 years’ experience with project management

Scientific writing experience, specifically including peer-reviewed manuscripts

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 24, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Annie Piatt


Posting Number 00771392

Req ID: 18190

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.