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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant (PRA ll) in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant ll

Department of Emergency Medicine

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:

The Department of Emergency Medicine seeks motivated applicants for the position of Professional Research Assistant 2 (PRA2). This role will engage patients, families, and clinical staff at the University of Colorado Hospital, manage study start-up and documentation for clinical trials, and collaborate with clinical and research teams across the country working to improve care of critically ill and injured patients. The projects focus on patients in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units with major trauma (including traumatic brain injury and burn patients), sepsis, and acute respiratory failure. The ideal candidate will have experience communicating medical concepts and procedures to people of all healthcare knowledge levels, collaborate effectively on multidisciplinary teams, and be highly detail-oriented.

Nature of WORK:

The Professional Research Assistant 2 (PRA2) is responsible for routine research activities in support of clinical studies. This position requires familiarity and experience with clinical or laboratory research. This full-time position may be part of a central pool of research assistants or work specifically with a single Principal Investigator (PI).

This position will work independently under the supervision of a PI, Research Associate, or Senior PRA to conduct clinical research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The job locations will include the Emergency Department and inpatient units at the University of Colorado Hospital and office buildings on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

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

  • Interact directly with study participants to collect data via patient visit/discussion, medical record review, surveys, interviews, and/or focus groups.

  • Manage straightforward research activities that are part of larger project from initiation to close (e.g. primary data collection activities – participant visits, data abstraction, survey, interviews, focus group).

  • Submit already completed IRB applications or continuing review reports.

  • Create data management and tracking tools (REDCap, ACCESS, Excel) to support data collection and tracking of project/recruitment activities.

  • Carry out straightforward data analysis.

  • Participate in and contribute to group meetings.

  • Basic financial processing of routine lab or study associated purchases.

  • Interview study participants, extract relevant data from participant or medical records and enter it into on line centralized databases or local data tools.

  • Co-moderate qualitative research focus groups.

  • Assist in assembly of manuscripts for submission. Check or add references.

  • Identify, screen, and meet with potential study participants to explain research studies and obtain informed consent.

Supervision Received :

Under the direction of the SrPRA or Research Associate, the PRA will be assigned various research duties and will report to the relevant Principal Investigator (PI).

Supervision Exercised :

The position may supervise student workers for specific tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Familiarity with medical/research terminology and research regulatory requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to understand and interpret medical terminology and medical charts

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to think creatively, adapt quickly and work independently

  • Excellent team player

  • Enjoys working with human research subjects

  • Self-starter with a desire to improve human health through research

  • High Level Skills with Computer-Based Tools (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Etc.)

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $36,500 to $40,500.

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 :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience plus 2 years relevant experience OR a relevant Master’s degree. Highly relevant experience may be substituted for a degree on a year for year basis.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in research-related discipline

  • Medical background (e.g., EMT/Paramedic, nursing, medical assistant, medical technician)

  • Experience with and understanding of medical terminology

  • At least 2 years experience in clinical research

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 11, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Human Resources

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00769508

Req ID: 18395

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.