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University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado



Professional Research Assistant

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes Adult Clinic

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 Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) is a multi-disciplinary diabetes center located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The BDC is affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) Professional Research Assistant within the BDC’s Adult Clinic. This is a clinical position with no laboratory duties.

Supervision Received

This position reports to the Adult Clinic manager, Christie Beatson and Principal Investigator, Satish Garg, MD, and other co-investigators as needed.

Supervision Exercised

No supervision of others is required of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a position requiring interest in medical research, the ability to be self-directed, detail-oriented, and adaptable in a high-intensity research environment involving multiple industry sponsored pharmaceutical research studies. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Identify, recruit and enroll eligible patients into multiple industry sponsored and investigator initiated research studies involving the treatment and management of diabetes

  • Data collection and data entry per study protocol requirements

  • Educate patients and staff about study requirements

  • Participate in study meetings and trainings as required

  • Blood drawing, sample processing and shipping per protocol specification

  • Work with industry and other agency monitors to ensure accuracy of data and adherence to protocols

  • Perform EKG’s and vitals (ht, wt, blood pressure) for study and clinic patients

  • Assist with overall clinic duties such as patient check in and calling prescriptions to the pharmacy

  • Use of Electronic Medical Record (Epic)

  • Develop research protocols and informed consents in collaboration with Principal Investigator (PI)


This position requires good interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated ability to work under pressure, the ability to multitask and the willingness to learn and comply with relevant laws, rules, regulations and policies.

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 .

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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

-Bachelors of Arts or Sciences degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in research or medical setting preferred

Patient interaction and/or interviewing experience

Phlebotomy and laboratory experience

Knowledge of and experience working with type 1 diabetes, including CGMs, sensors and insulin pumps

Working Conditions

This position works typically Monday-Friday eight-hours/day. Occasional weekends and extended days sometimes required. The position will be located at the Barbara Davis on the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz medical campus in Aurora, CO.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Sep 15, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Talisha Bell

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00778585

Req ID: 19214

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.