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University of Colorado Senior Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Senior Professional Research Assistant

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 Family Medicine (DFM) is part of the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine with missions of patient care, medical education, research, and community engagement. This position is in collaboration with the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes (DOM-DOE).

The Senior Professional Research Assistant (Senior PRA) provides a wide range of support to promote successful research for projects affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine. The DFM and DOM-DOE aim to conduct research that is relevant to practices, communities, and populations with the intent of improving how care is delivered and the health of communities throughout Colorado.

This Senior PRA will serve as the Study Manager for an award funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) exploring weight management in Colorado-based primary care clinics. The focus of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of a new strategy for weight management. Candidates with experience in dissemination and implementation research, weight management, health disparities or primary care may be especially interested.

This is a full-time position, but part-time at 80% or higher may be considered for the right candidate.

Work to be Performed

  • Facilitate implementation of project activities, including project coordination, documentation, and timeline management.

  • Plan and coordinate logistics for project meetings.

  • Facilitate document management, including maintaining practice agreements and any grant reporting and IRB related requirements.

  • Assist in the development and design of study tools, protocols, consent forms, and other documents related to the research and evaluation projects.

  • Coordinate, conduct, and monitor practice and patient recruitment activities, including the development of recruitment materials and tracking databases and in-person/email/phone/video recruitment activities.

  • Oversee data collection, database maintenance, data entry, and preparation for analysis.

  • Conduct interviews or other qualitative data collection as needed.

  • Maintain communication and relationships with the various project partners, including participating practices and community partners.

  • Assist with compiling information, creating data reports, interpreting data, and designing, writing, producing, and disseminating study reports.

  • Coordinate and track manuscripts; edit and co-author papers and presentations.

  • Provide administrative support to Principal Investigators and other duties as assigned.

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 .

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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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 Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Communications, Anthropology, or related discipline.

  • Three years’ experience in project/program management, research/evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and data management.

  • Experience in an academic, healthcare, community organization, or other environment with an emphasis on regular interactions in-person, by phone, and email with people.

  • Meeting planning experience.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Acrobat, and database management tools (such as REDCap or Qualtrics).

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, and to track and maintain deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to learn new skills, synthesize and apply knowledge from diverse disciplines and analyze, develop and implement improvements to work processes.

  • Ability to speak in a clear, professional manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with written communication, including the ability to write clear and effective reports and correspondences in a timely fashion.

  • Strong listening skills.

  • Experience working with diverse teams and/or communities

  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively within a team and with others at all levels of various organizations.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details and accuracy.

  • Knowledge of the geography of Colorado.

  • Comfortable working with diverse people with competing demands in busy organizations and communities.

  • Sensitivity to individual needs and cultural differences.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Strong decision-making skills, utilizing established protocols to inform actions.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise appropriate discretion with information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of family medicine/primary care practices and issues.

  • Knowledge of evidence-based weight management approaches.

  • Experience conducting qualitative research including use of atlas.ti.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 7, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Deanna Schroder

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00779110

Req ID: 19335

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.