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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Job Description

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 Professional Research Coordinator (PRA) is a 100% FTE position within the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This person will function as a Clinical Research Coordinator focusing primarily on research projects involving interstitial lung disease (ILD).

The PRA will focus on the recruitment and maintenance of study subjects in clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies.

The PRA will be responsible for assisting with the clinical coordination of assigned clinical trials; including subject recruitment, screening, consenting, and coordination of study procedures, data collection and entry. The PRA will also assist with consenting patients, processing blood samples and maintaining the ILD registry and biological repository and/or other investigator-initiated studies.

The vast majority of activities will be on the Anschutz Medical Campus, though there may be occasional requirements to visit other sites in the Denver metropolitan area if clinical trials are shared between institutions (e.g. with National Jewish Health). Additional travel may be required by sponsoring organizations for training on study protocols.

Supervision Received

This position will report to Mallary Crow Adams, Senior PRA/Research Program Manager, and will work with members of the ILD program.

Supervision Exercised

This position will not have any supervisory responsibility.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Serves as a clinical research coordinator for multiple industry sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical research protocols

  • Assists with subject recruitment

  • Assists with subject screening by reviewing subject medical history, reviewing inclusion/exclusion criteria and confirming study eligibility.

  • Schedules subject participation, coordinating availability of space and clinical support.

  • Collaborates with investigators, clinical staff and research staff to ensure study procedures are performed per protocol and properly documented.

  • Conducts the informed consent process with proper documentation.

  • Reports Adverse Events and Protocol Deviations to appropriate parties.

  • Tracks subject participation and compliance in research protocols.

  • Completes required source documentation per protocol.

  • Abstracts and records subject data into case report forms and ILD database.

  • May be called upon to perform phlebotomy, EKG, spirometry and vital measurements including blood pressure.

  • Collection, processing and shipping of biological research samples

  • Participation in protocol meetings, trainings, monitoring visits and audits

  • Work collaboratively and help with periodic cross-coverage of other PRA staff within the ILD Program

Ensures protocol specific compliance and compliance with FDA, OHRP, GCP, IRB, HIPAA, UCD and affiliates

Salary and Benefits

The hiring salary 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 atEmployee Services.

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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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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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be detail oriented

  • Familiarity with FDA, OHRP, GCP, ICH and HIPAA regulations

  • Familiarity with IRB policies and procedures

  • Proficiency with use of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word

  • Ability to maintain effective communication with investigators, sponsors and study subjects

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree, science or health related field is preferred

  • Experience: A minimum of one year of clinical research experience. Clinical trial experience is desired.

  • Phlebotomy Certification, preferred

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 18358