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Description UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER Anschutz Medical Campus Colorado School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Professional Research Assistant TheUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals withdemonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and workingenvironment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students,faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. Nature of Work The Department of Epidemiology has an opening for a full-time 1.0 FTE Professional Research Assistant (PRA) to coordinate a newly funded prospective study to determine the impact of cannabis exposure during pregnancy on the infant brain. The PRA will be responsible for study recruitment, coordination of study visits, and collection of biological samples from mom and baby at obstetric units of University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health. The PRA will also assist with MRI imaging visits of infants at 2 weeks of age at the CU Boulder campus. This position will also have data cleaning and analysis duties on a CDC-funded surveillance study of congenital heart defects. The Department of Epidemiologyu00a0in the Colorado School of Public Health offers training and research in cancer prevention,u00a0etiology and prevention ofu00a0diabetes in youth and adults, disease tracking, genetic epidemiology, injury prevention, and many other specialties.u00a0The Departmentu2019s mission is to provide high quality training in epidemiology, conduct cutting edge population research to advance science and knowledge about causes, consequences, prevention of disease and injury, and translate knowledge to promote health through advancing public health practice and policy. 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 a vital contribution towards ensuring our regionu2019s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, 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. Supervision Received Direct supervision by Tessa Crume, Associate Professor of Epidemiology. Examples of Work Performed Study recruitment of pregnant women from obstetric clinics at University of Colorado Hospital at Anschutz Medical Campus and Denver Health. Conduct of clinical study visits including collection of non-invasive biological samples from infants (urine, cord blood, meconium). Collection and processing of biological samples. Assistance with MRI imaging visits conducted at the CU Boulder Imaging facility. Data collection and cleaning. Data entry, preparing data reports, running descriptive statistics, using databases (including RedCap). Medical record data abstraction. Writing protocols and Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications. Coordinating meetings. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with study participants, clinical staff and co-investigators. Ability to maintain excellent rapport with study subjects (pregnant women). Good organization and coordination skills. Good medical record abstraction skills. SALARY / BENEFITS The salary range for this position has been established at $36,000 u2013 $45,000 and the actual salary is commensurate with skills and experience.u00a0The Universityof Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefitsprograms, including eligibility, is located at . The Universityof Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment forour faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, weconduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on yourpaycheck. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. provides generous leave, health plans andretirement contributions that add to your bottom line. Benefits:. Total Compensation Calculator: Diversity and Equity: Please click here for information on disabilityaccommodations: **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Denver | Anschutz MedicalCampus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body,faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a cultureof inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment. Qualifications Required Qualifications Bacheloru2019s degree in a laboratory, public health or behavioral science field. 1 year of experience in clinical studies. Must be willing to drive to obstetrics units (at Anschutz and Denver Health) to collect samples and conduct imaging visits (in Boulder) on occasional nights and weekends. Preferred Qualifications Masteru2019s degree in public health or a behavioral science field. Experience with clinical pregnancy studies. Knowledge or experience with MRI imaging. Data analysis experience including RedCap and SAS.

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