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The Children’s Outcomes Research Program (COR) has an opening for a full-time (Professional Research Assistant (PRA) to provide research support to project investigators, assist with implementing research protocols, and other research tasks. The ideal candidate will have experience utilizing both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. The position may also involve assisting with COR programmatic needs, such as staffing, budget management, and other duties as determined by COR’s Director, Dr. Allison Kempe.

Posting Description: Professional Research Assistant - Job Posting # RF00405 

General tasks include, but are not limited to: 
Day-to-day activities related to the implementation of research protocols, including coordinating and attending meetings with project investigators and staff 
Developing and implementing surveys Coordinating survey administration and key informant interviews Developing and maintaining databases, including entering, tracking, cleaning and preparing data for analyses 
Coordinate and collaborate with the state health department and other key players/partners 
Implementing large outreach interventions 
Conducting literature searches 
Preparing and submitting manuscripts or reports 
Various activities related to grant procedures, including assisting in preparing initial protocols, modifications, amendments and continuing reviews, preparing progress reports, and tracking budgets 
Assisting in staffing needs in coordination with project investigators

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/.   
The University does check references as part of the employment process, and selection committee members may choose to contact work references during the search process other than those listed in your application.
The University of Colorado Denver 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 investigations for all prospective employees prior to their employment.
The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in health-related field, plus at least 3 years of experience in a research environment 

Excellent written and oral communication skills 

Excellent interpersonal skills 

Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook), and experience conducting Internet searches 

Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse people 

Ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability

Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications inclduing Excel, Word, Outlook and Access;

Versatility and the ability to operate effectively and effeciently according to the needs and demands of concurrent projects

Master’s degree in a related field 

Experience with database management using Microsoft Access and/or Microsoft Customer Relation Management System (CRM)

Previous employment in a university environment 

Past experience submitting protocols to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

Experience with reference management software

For more informaiton, please contact Ellen Sullivan @ Ellen.Sullivan@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-1174

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Outcomes or Health Services Researcher with Focus on Pediatric Obesity

 
 The Children's Outcomes Research Program and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado at Denver invite applications for an outcomes or health services research faculty position with a focus on pediatric obesity prevention, at the Assistant Professor level or higher. 
  

Apply at www.jobsatcu.com  (search position number 812654).

 
Senior Professional Research Assistant (SrPRA)-Position # RF00042
  

Senior Professional Research Assistant (SrPRA) position exists to provide research support to project investigators within the center.  The incumbent will be a Project Manager managing all aspects of study implementation, coordination of data management and data quality checking of the research dataset, conduct analysis of the research findings and assist in the dissemination of the findings. The incumbent will assist multiple Principal Investigators in implementing surgical research protocols.  Additional time may be spent traveling to recruit and train practices, with remaining time spent at the COHO offices on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The incumbent will meet regularly with the Principal Investigator(s) to plan and execute the research components of the project. This position will provide support to the Pediatric Surgical Outcomes Core.  The incumbent will report to the Principal Investigator (s) as well as to the Administrative Senior PRA.

 

General tasks include, but are not limited to:

Develop and maintain databases: enter, track, clean and prepare data for analysis
Prepare and process IRB submissions for multiple studies
Assist in preparation and submission of manuscripts, presentations and reports
Assist with general grant procedures:  initial submissions, progress reports, budget tracking and reporting
Track budget expenditures: purchasing supplies and other project expenditures
Manage survey mailings and create networks of respondents
Literature searches
Consent and enroll patients as well as study follow up
Assist with establishing and coordinating all study sites and key personnel
Editing consents and protocol documentation for study start up
Oversee the implementation of the intervention within each study site
Develop, coordinate and implement surveys and questionnaire guides
Mentor students and interns on database management and ongoing education related to HIPAA, IRB and other regulatory issues
Basic data analysis and working closely with data analyst
Other day-to-day activities related to the implementation of a research protocol including coordinating and attending meetings with project investigators and staff
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook and Access.
Versatility and the ability to operate effectively and efficiently according to the needs and demands of concurrent projects.
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
A master’s degree in public health or other health services research-related profession and a minimum of two years’ experience in research or public health setting
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including communication with professional colleagues, clinic staff and patients of diverse backgrounds
Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with the Internet and conducting Internet searches
Must be team-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, possess attention to detail, strong customer service orientation and able to multi-task and work independently.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability
 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Involvement with academic writing, manuscript production and grant writing
Past employment in a university environment or in a surgical setting
Experience with statistical (STATA, SAS or SPSS) and reference management software (EndNote or (RefMan) a plus
Comfortable with budget management
 

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 http://www.cu.edu/pbs/
 
Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com