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University of Colorado Senior Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Neonatology

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Position #00780591– Requisition #20370

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  • The University of Colorado 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 Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology has an opening for a full-time Senior Professional Research Assistant position for the Neonatal Outcomes Research Alliance (NORA) on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Nature of Work:

  • NORA is a collaborative of providers and clinical researchers in perinatal medicine within the Section of Neonatology. The successful candidate will actively participate in facilitating research and quality improvement projects conducted by NORA investigators. Research responsibilities will include enrolling study participants, administering study surveys in-person, by phone, and electronically, interviewing study participants, and in collaboration with the research coordinator, managing IRB and grant applications and submissions.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here .

Position Emphasis:

  • Assist the consent and enrollment of study participants – 20%

  • Administer study surveys in-person, by phone, or electronically – 20%

  • In collaboration with the research coordinator, manage IRB application development and submission – 35%

  • Provide administrative assistance to investigators related to study development and completion – 25%

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $$52,000 to $89,000.

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.

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 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:

  • Master’s Degree in clinical science, public health, epidemiology, health services research or equivalent experience is required.

  • At least 6-12 months of experience in working with research investigators on clinical, epidemiologic and/or health services studies.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications – Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a 10-panel drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience related to clinical, epidemiologic and/or health services research studies in an academic medical environment.

  • Experience in providing administrative and programmatic support for clinical, epidemiologic and/or health services research.

  • Experience in working with Institutional Review Boards in academic environments.


To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • An understanding of basic epidemiologic and clinical research principles related to study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and familiarity with the processes to ensure ethical human subjects research.

  • Must be timely, very organized, pay attention to detail, and work well with multiple investigators.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Apr 14, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Jodi Naylor


Posting Number 00780591

Req ID: 20370

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.