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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado



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Professional Research Assistant

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Department of Ophthalmology

Position Number: 00782081

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.

Job Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking

applicants for a full-time clinical trials coordinator. The primary responsibility of the position will be to participate in ophthalmic patient care consistent with activities performed as a certified ophthalmic technician. The position is also responsible for regulatory submissions for the department, recruitment and enrollment of study participants, maintaining clinical trial records, IRB submissions, and management of postings in The nature of research involves the study of devices and pharmacological therapies for various ophthalmic diseases including cornea, glaucoma, uveitis, and retinal eye diseases.


  • Serves as ophthalmic technician for clinical trial patients and performs basic ophthalmic testing including protocol specified refraction, visual acuity, tonometry, pachymetry, imaging and vitals.

  • Abstracts data from patient charts.

  • Completes data entry into sponsor electronic data capture systems.

  • Screens, recruits, enrolls, and manages clinical trial patients for multiple studies.

  • Works with PI and sponsors to initiate study projects.

  • Prepares and submits IRB applications, informed consents, budgets, etc for timely approval for sponsored trials.

  • Assists PI in preparation of protocols, informed consent and HIPAA forms, and applications as necessary for investigator-initiated trials.

  • Maintains clinical trial records to ensure timely billing and payment by sponsors.

Posting Description

This position is responsible for ophthalmic patient care consistent with activities performed as a certified ophthalmic technician, recruitment and enrollment of study participants, maintaining clinical trial records, IRB submissions, and acting as a liaison between industry, Institutional Review Boards, grants and contracts, principal investigators, and the department administrator.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $41,500 to $76,000.

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.

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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

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a BA/BS. Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) with a minimum of five years of relevant ophthalmic medical experience may be substituted for degree. Classroom and medical experience in ophthalmology to include refraction, tonometry, ETDRS vision testing, pupillary assessment, and ability to perform basic slit lamp exam is required. Experience with IRB submission and GCP requirements is required.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Both classroom and medical experience in ophthalmology to include terminology, clinical standards, history taking, medication reconciliation, ETDRS refraction and visual acuity testing, tonometry, and ability to perform basic slit lamp exam. Must be organized and capable of managing multiple assignments and able to work independently. Must be familiar with use of Microsoft programs and organization of computer files.

Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years of clinical research experience in an ophthalmic practice setting.

Prior ophthalmology clinical research experience.

Current Clinical Research Certification (CCRC, CCRA, CCRP) or meets criteria to sit for exam within one year.

Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.

Knowledge of standard computer programs including Word, Excel, Outlook.

Possesses advanced knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA Rules and Regulations in relation to clinical trials, NIH guidelines, ICH guidelines and HIPAA regulations in relation to clinical trials.

Knowledge of standard protocol design.

Attention to detail.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 8, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name ron faust

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00782081

Req ID: 20422

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.