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Registered Nurse - Professional Research Asst

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University Of Colorado Aurora , CO 80041

Posted 3 months ago

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work

This 1.0 FTE position is in a research program focused on the developmental pathways to sever neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. We hope, by understanding brain and behavior from the prenatal period through adulthood, that we can develop novel prevention strategies for these severe mental illnesses. This Registered Nurse - Professional Research Assistant (RN/PRA) will be involved in the recruitment, diagnosis, and testing of children and adults in families with severe mental illnesses and will coordinate intervention research projects in pregnant women.

Supervision Received

The RN/PRA will be directly supervised by Dr. Sharon Hunter.

Supervision Provided

This RN/PRA will supervise interactions of other research assistants around the issue of contact with research participants and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this RN/PRA will be recruitment, study management, and clinical and research assessment of pregnant women and young infants, some of whom will have major neuropsychiatric illness and to provide emergent clinical support and referral as necessary.

In addition, other tasks for this position include:

  • This RN/PRA will have ongoing contact with research participants.

  • This RN/PRA will be involved in subject recruitment.

  • This RN/PRA will collaborate with other members of the team.

  • This RN/PRA will coordinate research participant activities across research sites, including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and St. Joes Hospital.

  • This RN/PRA will have contact with referral sources, including feedback on results of diagnostic assessments.

  • This RN/PRA will participate in grant-writing for the group.

  • This RN/PRA will track patient participation in projects, by developing and maintaining databases, that related to human-subject issues (e.g. handling of drop outs, special request regarding use of genetic information, etc.).

  • This RN/PRA will conduct literature searches for the research group.

  • This RN/PRA will (or will supervise) tabulation of research data for presentations, papers, and grant applications.

  • This RN/PRA will work with and be involved in the training of students.

  • This RN/PRA will interact with regulatory oversight entities including Institutional Review Boards and the FDA.

  • Less than 25% of this RN/PRA's effort will be administrative work "to support research divisions administrative functions, but ...not directly related to the conduct of a particular research protocol." (quote from UCD Fiscal Policy for Research Associate Series.)

Working Conditions

This RN/PRA will usually have regular work hours, but may need to work some nights or weekends (generally up to 1-2 weekend days per month) to facilitate research participant involvement.

Essential Functions

This RN/PRA carries out essential functions. The research cannot be conducted if it does not meet all ethical standards of human-subjects protection. The successful candidate for this position should have experience working with clinical populations.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $40,000 - $60,000, 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.

The University of Colorado Denver 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.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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 Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented 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.


This RN/PRA must either have an RN license plus 2 years of work experience OR an RN/Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Experience working with pregnant women and/or young infants is preferred but not required. Bilingual (English and Spanish) abilities are preferred.

Essential Functions

This RN/PRA carries out essential functions. The research cannot be conducted if it does not meet all ethical standards of human-subjects protection. The successful candidate for this position should have experience working with clinical populations.

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