University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado
University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professional Research Assistant
Position #769508 – Requisition 17621
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 of Emergency Medicine seeks motivated applicants for the position of Professional Research Assistant 3 (PRA3). 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 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 3 (PRA3) is responsible for the day to day conduct of clinical studies. This position requires multiple years of experience in 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/laboratory 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:
Manage and conduct moderately complex research activities that are part of larger project from initiation to close.
Create complex data management and tracking tools (REDCap, ACCESS, Excel) to support tracking of project/recruitment activities.
Oversee student worker(s) or junior PRAs as it relates to a specific project.
Participate in instrument creation and/or analytical structures as appropriate to the project.
Collect study data via complex patient visits, surveys, observations or focus groups. Provide leadership in data collection to other PRAs and students.
Participate in audits, monitoring visits, and quality control checks of data collection, equipment maintenance, and study procedures.
Analyze data, including statistical analyses and qualitative assessments of data and data quality. Identify and help solve gaps in data collection.
Help develop study findings for presentation to team and external audiences.
May lead publication development (abstract/manuscript)
Help with budget management/tracking (under direction of PM/PI)
Identify, screen and consent potential study participants. Interact with clinical staff to confirm eligibility and implement study protocols. Extract relevant data from participant or medical records and enter it into online centralized databases or local data tools.
Lead manuscript preparation for publication or presentation in scientific forums.
Evaluate data sets for quality and completeness. Set up and or run statistical analyses.
Work with members of the UCD and UCHealth community as needed to set up labs, participant visits, and access shared University resources.
Manage study participant incentive program
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). The PRA3 will be expected to perform most duties independently but recognize circumstances which must be elevated to the PI or study team.
Supervision Exercised :
The position may supervise student workers or less experienced PRAs for specific tasks or projects.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Expertise with medical/research terminology and research regulatory requirements
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
Decision making skills and the ability to recognize issues to be elevated.
Ability to think creatively, adapt quickly and work independently
Ability to identify and solve problems, including recognition of appropriate notification/assistance of management personnel.
Excellent team player
Enjoys working with human research subjects
Self-starter with a desire to improve human health through research
High level of expertise in using computer-based tools (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Experience with and understanding of medical terminology
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses.
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 at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services at https://www.jobsatcu.com/hr/postings/true . (FOR BENEFITS ELIGIBLE POSITIONS ONLY)
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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.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience plus 3 years relevant experience OR a relevant Master’s degree and at least one year relevant experience.
Master’s degree in research-related discipline
Medical background (e.g., EMT/Paramedic, nursing, medical assistant, medical technician)
Experience mentoring or leading research staff
Experience with statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA. or R.
Experience in an emergency department or inpatient setting
Experience implementing and coordinating clinical trials
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS
Posting Date Oct 8, 2020
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Human Resources
Posting Contact Email EMED.HumanResources@ucdenver.edu
Posting Number 00769508
Req ID: 17621
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.