Professional Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Aurora, COLORADO
Job Type: FullTime

Professional Research Assistant - 26046 
Research Faculty 


Colorado School of Public Health - Department of Epidemiology - Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center
Professional Research Assistant
Position #00797256 – Requisition #26046

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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Nature of Work
The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) has an opening for a part-time (0.5 FTE) Professional Research Assistant (PRA) position within the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center. This position will support the SEARCH Brain Imaging pilot study.
The SEARCH Brain Imaging pilot study is a foundation-funded study sponsored by the American College of Radiology. The goal of the study is to recruit young adults with youth-onset diabetes (type 1 and type 2) who participated in the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth cohort study in 2015-2019 to return for a follow up visit, to determine the impact of youth-onset diabetes on brain structure, function, and molecular markers of pathological aging.
The Colorado School of Public Health is a collaborative endeavor involving the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing vital contributions towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by CU Denver, CSU and UNC, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.
The ColoradoSPH strives to promote diversity and equity and to be a model of inclusive excellence.  We are committed to enhancing diversity among our faculty and strongly encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 25,000 employees, more than 5,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, and cares for the state’s children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing and a graduate school.
CU Anschutz has many opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences, with multidisciplinary centers for prevention research, Latino research and policy, cancer, outcomes research, and American Indian/Alaska Native health, among others. CU Anschutz is located in Aurora, Colorado, a community that is racially/ethnically and socio-economically diverse. 
Supervision Received
This position will report to the Project Manager. 
Supervision Exercised
Examples of Work Performed
This is a position requiring an individual with an interest in medical research in diabetes and brain health, as well as data collection, ability to be self-directed, attention to detail, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Collect physical measurements including weight, height, blood pressure, waist circumference, and other measures such as body composition testing with Bod Pod equipment.

  • Administer health-related questionnaires.

  • Recruitment, scheduling visits and participation in study retention efforts and events.

  • Coordination of study data and specimen collection procedures.

  • Documentation and reporting of serious adverse events.

  • Documentation of visit procedures in the source document.

  • Data entry of visit forms in RedCap Data Repository and resolution of data edits.

  • Participation in study meetings and trainings as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This is a position requiring an individual with an interest in medical research, as well as data collection, ability to be self-directed, attention to detail, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
Salary and Benefits
The salary has been established at $50,000 for a 1.0FTE (40 hours/week) position.

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.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence
The ColoradoSPH aims to build a diverse and representative academic community that recognizes the importance of social, economic, health, and environmental justice. We strive to promote equity, diversity, and to be a model of inclusive excellence.  As a tri-campus partnership, ColoradoSPH stands with academic, practice, and community partners nationwide to condemn racism, injustice, and inequity.
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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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
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Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • 2 years’ experience in research or clinical setting working with human subjects/patients.

  • Experience following a research or clinical protocol.

Conditions of Employment:
The incumbent will work Monday through Friday to collect survey data and brain imaging at in-person visits. This person will assist with the recruitment and retention of study participants.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.

  • Knowledge of brain health risks and/or chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

  • Proficiency in the RedCap database application.

  • Statistical programming experience using SAS, Matlab, SPSS, STATA, or related program.

  • In-person and telephone interviewing experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions should be directed to Jennifer Truong at A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 26046.     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.   
Job Category
: Faculty 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21652 - CSPH-LEAD GEN OPS 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: May 17, 2022 
Unposting Date
: May 23, 2022, 1:59:00 AM 
Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Truong 
Posting Contact Email: 
Position Number: 00797256
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