University Staff


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Adult & Child Center for Outcomes Research & Delivery Science

Research Services Clinical Science Professional (Open Rank: Entry-Intermediate Level)

Position #802371 – Requisition #27459

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

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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 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.

The School of Medicine’s ACCORDS Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Clinical Science Professional (Open Rank: Entry-Intermediate Level).

Jobs in the Research Services career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Professionals at all levels are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity. At the intermediate level, duties are less limited in scope and are performed independently with occasional guidance and direction from other professionals.

Nature of Work

Clinical Science Professionals perform clinical research related functions which may include patient-oriented research or research conducted with human subjects. Patient-oriented research includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, or development of new technologies. Clinical Science Professionals may also assist with epidemiologic and behavioral studies and/or outcomes research and health services research.

This position is located in the Adult & Child Center for Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS) and will work on patient- and community-oriented research projects, under the supervision of Dr. Bethany Kwan and Dr. Sarah Brewer. Projects include engaging with community members to co-design research and gathering data to inform the design, implementation, and testing of programs and interventions to improve health and well-being. Responsibilities include administration, implementation, coordination, and reporting of patient- and community-oriented investigation conducted both locally and nationally. Activities will include research administration activities such as coordination of research team and community partner events, meetings, data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities, tracking expenses and partner invoices, and preparing IRB applications; as well as research conduct activities such as literature searches and reference management, creating and managing survey and interview data collection, data management, and preparing materials for presentations and manuscripts.

Examples of Duties Performed

Entry Level:

  • Assist with and oversee the day-to-day operations of community engagement activities and research studies
    • Develop and process scopes of work, invoices, gift card approvals, and other paperwork for community stakeholders, research participants, contractors, and consultants
    • Support tracking of expenses for budget management
    • Draft minutes and agendas, coordinate virtual and in-person meeting space for research and community meetings
    • Coordinate with project managers for priority setting and tracking status of action items and tasks
    • Scheduling and coordinating with collaborators, speakers, community members, and other guests for meeting attendance and presentations
    • Packaging and archiving presentations and other project products
    • Support human subjects research applications and protocol approvals
    • Support project document sharing and organization
    • Support project dissemination activities including drafting and submitting conference abstracts, drafting manuscripts, preparing data tables, and drafting posters and presentations
    • Support literature searches and reference management
    • Create surveys, manage survey distribution, and produce survey reports using survey software such as RedCap and Qualtrics
    • Coordinate, schedule, and support conduct of research and community meetings
    • Other research administration and conduct tasks as assigned
  • Obtain study participant’s relevant background, reviews research protocol inclusion/exclusion criteria, and confirms eligibility of participants to participate in clinical trial
  • Perform informed consent process or ensures that the informed consent process has occurred, is properly documented, and that informed consent form documents are filed as required
  • Interview prospective participants for a variety of research studies. Educate potential participants on the details of the studies through phone contacts and personal interviews
  • Schedule participant participation in research or engagement activities.
  • Collect, code, and analyze data obtained from research in an accurate and timely manner
    • Basic data management including coordinating transcription, data entry and data cleaning, summary statistics
  • Adhere to research regulatory standards
  • Maintain detailed records of studies to ensure compliance with requirements of the IRB, funders, study protocols, department, hospital/clinical standard operating procedures and other regulatory guidelines
    • Support development of progress reports and synthesis of project activities for funders and other external stakeholders
  • Participate in participant recruitment efforts, including communicating with participants expressing an interest and all pre-screening/screening activities
    • Coordinate research participant activities such as participant recruitment, scheduling, consent tracking, data collection and management, and other project-specific research activities
    • Draft materials for community and participant engagement, education, and information sharing, such as social media posts, public-facing documents or multi-media (e.g., videos), curriculum or how-to guides, with community and research team member input

Intermediate Level, all the above and:

  • Independently master study materials, including but not limited to protocols, informed consent forms, and all other essential study documents for assigned studies
  • Independently perform study related processes, procedures, and assessments as defined in study protocol and in compliance with regulating bodies
  • Assist Team Leads, Supervisors and/or management with creation and implementation of processes and procedures and quality improvement initiatives
  • Act as a Primary Coordinator on multiple trials/studies
  • Assist and train junior team members

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
    • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis

Intermediate Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
    • A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
  • One (1) year clinical research or related experience

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Entry: Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Intermediate: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years relevant years’ experience OR Master’s degree with less than 2 years of experience
  • Previous experience in research/evaluation project coordination, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data management, and analysis.
  • Experience with community-based participatory research, stakeholder engagement, or community relations
  • Experience with survey data collection software such as Qualtrics or RedCap
  • Experience with human subject research and IRB coordination

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of federal regulations and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminology
  • Ability to interpret and master complex research protocol information
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and cloud-based products such as Teams and SharePoint
  • Ability to effectively use reference management software such as EndNote or Zotero
  • Ability to effectively use virtual conference software such as Zoom or Teams

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at:

Entry: $44,403-56,481

Intermediate: $48,321-61,464

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.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu.

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.


Special Instructions to Applicants : Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions : Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category : Research Services

Primary Location : Aurora


Schedule : Full-time

Posting Date : Sep 19, 2022

Unposting Date : Ongoing

Posting Contact Name : Dr. Bethany Kwan

Posting Contact Email : bethany.kwan@cuanschutz.edu

Position Number : 00802371