This research assistant position will work primarily with Drs Stephanie Mayer and James Genuario at the CU Sports Medicine/Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver clinical facility at Inverness. This is a full-time position which will assist and coordinate clinical and biomechanical research in orthopedics. Specifically, Drs Mayer and Genuario specialize in sports medicine and arthroscopy, with further focus on hip preservation, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, and adolescent sports medicine. 

The research assistant will be involved in all phases of research including IRB and grant writing, data collection, patient interaction for consenting and outcomes collection, manuscript writing, and manuscript submission. The RA will be in charge of keeping track of all patients who are eligible for consent into databases and ongoing studies as well as managing their follow up. The RA will be involved in several multi center studies and will participate in coordinator calls and will be in charge of keeping our center cleared to participate.

Professional Field

Clinical research in orthopedics

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • - Collaborates with Principal Investigator (PI) and other members of the research team to develop, submit, and maintain Institutional Review Board (IRB) related documents.
  • - Screens and schedules participants in a variety of clinical research programs and/or studies. Consents subjects and/or families for research studies.
  • - Prepares for and takes part in site initiation, monitoring, closeout visits, and document storage activities. Conducts and documents visits and testing/interviews according to all regulatory and organizational protocols. Collects, prepares, processes, ships, and maintains inventory of research specimens.
  • - Maintains subject level documentation and prepares documents, equipment and/or supplies.
  • - Assists to identify issues related to operational efficiency and shares results with supervising coordinator staff and/or management.
  • - Maintains compliance with institutional requirements and policies.
  • - Maintains a familiarity with the ethical conduct of research and safeguards needed when conducting clinical research.
  • - Participates in sponsor-required training. Participates in team meetings. Participates in research coordinator meetings for various research studies. Proactively includes others in decision making and escalates issues to management as necessary.
  • - Investigates incomplete, inaccurate, or missing data/documents to ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Recognizes and reports vulnerabilities related to security of physical and electronic data. 
  • - Adheres to and participates in the development and assessment of quality assurance. Assists with recognizing trends related to data quality and escalates as appropriate.
  • - Utilizes electronic data capture systems, technologies and software necessary for clinical research program and/or study operations.
  • - Scores tests, enters data and completes required forms accurately and according to protocol.
  • - Assists with the development of data collection documents and instruments. Identifies issues related to data capture, collection or management and escalates to supervising coordinator staff and/or management.
  • - Ensures participant care expenses have appropriate financial routing and subjects are paid as relevant for participation in clinical trials.
  • - Collects, records and maintains data entry in patients’ electronic medical records (EMR), OnCore, and REDCap.
  • - Collaborates with data coordinating centers of multi-center trials to collect data, maintain compliance, and keep local study site active

Supervision Received

The research assistant reports to Dr Stephanie Mayer and Dr James Genuario.

Supervision Exercised

The Research Assistant will not supervise other employees.

Minimum Qualifications  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: No experience is required. See “Preferred Qualifications” for more details.
  • Special Skills: None  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with statistics and clinical research processes
  • Previous experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.), REDCap, OnCore, and Electronic Medical Records
  • At least a 2-year commitment to the position is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work efficiently, manage deadlines, and ensure the progress of research studies
  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment

The Department of Orthopedics is currently accepting applications for this position!

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