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Professional Research Asst
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University of Colorado | Aurora, CO
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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant - Part or Full Time, ASKScreener.

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campusseeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusivelearning and working environment. Wevalue the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff ofdiverse backgrounds.

The Barbara Davis Center has an opening for a full-timeProfessional Research Assistant position. This position will be assisting theASK Screening Team Leads and ASK Program Manager with the implementation ofthis large-scale community screening program, which will include being deployedthroughout the Colorado area in clinics, hospitals, the BDC, and screeningsites (e.g., health fairs, schools), to see if parents and their childrenbetween the ages of 1-17 are interested in being screened for Type 1 Diabetes(T1D) and Celiac Disease (CD). For those who are interested in participating,the screener would explain the study, administer informed consent, and collectdemographic information and blood sample. Responsibilities will also includefollow-up tasks associated with screening recruitment, data collection, andworking with screening partners.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We awardnearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professionaldegrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academicreputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. Theuniversity receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In additionto the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CUAnschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduatedegree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heartof downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver islocated steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo Districtaffording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic,professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusseeks a Professional Research Assistant to work in the Barbara Davis Center atthe CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committedto recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promotea culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CUAnschutz, is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Coloradoand the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it isone of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world.With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforceof the future by blending education, research, and clinical care all in oneplace. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allowsknowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranksamong the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education, andresearch. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration andinterprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools ofDental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; aHealth Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous tothe campus area, biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completedVeterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduatedegrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learnalongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries andprovide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient visits annually. A hubfor research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in researchawards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 newcompanies since 2002.

Job Summary:

This is a part-time or full-time PRA position for a Screenerfor the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Program at the Barbara DavisCenter for Diabetes (BDC). This is a jointly funded research project from theJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Helmsley Charitable Trust(HCT), and the Janssen Foundation to continue a large-scale screening inchildren 1-17 over the next two years who live in Colorado. The study aims toidentify those at risk for two childhood autoimmune diseases--Type 1 Diabetes(T1D) and Celiac Disease (CD) and to follow with an education and monitoringintervention with the goal of preventing acute and long-term complicationsassociated with the diagnosis. Inaddition, the study has launched a metro-wide community awareness campaign toengage and recruit the public for participation. A primarily study objective is to develop,beta-test, and revise a multi-prong screening approach tailored to pediatricpractices, Colorado Children's Hospital Network of Care, federally qualifiedhealth centers (FQHCs), schools, community centers or micro-clinics. Goal:screen 50,000 children during the next three-year period.

Supervision Received:

This position reports to the ASK Program Manager (CristyGeno, MPH, Ph.D.) and ASK Screening Team Leads. This position will also workclosely with the larger ASK team, including ASK Principal Investigator (MarianRewers, MD, Ph.D.), Sr. Investigator (Judith Baxter, MA), Follow-UpCoordinators, Clinical, Lab and Data Management Teams. Supervision will includetraining and oversight for the position's responsibilities. The position ispart of a larger study team that includes other related studies and will beexpected to participate as part of this team.

Job Responsibilities:

* Recruit and screen study participants from local clinics, hospitals, the BDC, and screening sites and events, this includes working with parents and children in a wide age range in a variety of care settings.

* Conduct allaspects of data collection according to a standardized protocol from thoseagreeing to participate including:administeringinformed consent, collectingdemographic information, collecting bloodrequired a blood sample

* Assist withassociated screening activities at clinics, hospitals, and screening sitesincluding supply inventory, study participant communications (contactparticipating families), data entry of screening forms and on medical recordssystem if applicable, and serve as liaisons between screening site staff andthe study.

* Coordinate bloodsample pickup and transportation schedule with clinics, hospitals, BDC, andStudy Lab.

* Assist with thepaperwork processing, filing, and preparation of presentations as needed.

* Other screeningassociated tasks that emerge.

This position generally works Monday-Friday, with weekendwork required on an occasional basis to comprise a 20-40 hour workweek. Hourswill be variable, and the position must be flexible to meet the scheduling andcoverage needs of the study. Must have reliable transportation to get toscreening sites and locations across Colorado (mainly within the Denver Metroarea with occasional trips to other Colorado cities and/or rural areas). Theposition work area will be with the main study team at the Barbara Davis Centeras well as Denver metro area clinics, hospitals, and other screening sites.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at$36,000-38,000 (full time FTE) and is commensurate with skills and experience.Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is locatedat Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring asafe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Toassist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for allprospective employees.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires thatverification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees bythe end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this add are availableupon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on yourpaycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans andretirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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

Total Compensation Calculator:https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disabilityaccommodations:http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment


Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelors of Arts or Sciences with a background in Biology or a health-related field preferred.

* Work experience that can be substituted on a year for year basis.

* One year paid work experience required, with experience in medical research or clinical setting preferred.

* Good interpersonal and communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Spanish reading, writing, and speaking fluency strongly preferred.

* Customer Service or sales experience strongly preferred.

* Experience in research or recruiting participants for research studies.

* Experience working with physicians and nurses is desirable.

* Certified phlebotomist or phlebotomy experience preferred.

About University of Colorado

University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region's leading academic hospital, which means it is always among the first - and sometimes is the first - to bring new treatments to the bedside. UCH has long been recognized as one of the United States' best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and independent ratings agencies like HealthGrades, the American Nurse Credentialing Association and University HealthSystems Consortium. Though its practitioners provide care at many satellite clinics throughout Colorado, the hospital itself is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Co. It shares some of the most beautiful, advanced health care facilities anywhere with the physicians of the renowned, research-rich University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.