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University of Colorado Melanoma Clinical Research Coordinator in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Cancer Center – Melanoma Team

Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO)

Official Title: Research Services Professional (Entry, Intermediate, or Senior – Open Rank)

Working Title: Melanoma Clinical Research Coordinator

Position #00706188 – Requisition #24383

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The University of Colorado Denver 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 Cancer Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Professional (Entry, Intermediate, or Senior – Open Rank) (Clinical Research Coordinator (Level I, II, or III – Open Rank) position.

The University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center headquartered at the Anschutz Medical Campus and part of the CU School of Medicine. It is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center , a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center’s clinical care sites are UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report .

The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network ®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center includes six institutional partners made up of approximately 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three healthcare delivery institutions.

The CU Cancer Center’s vision is to “prevent and conquer cancer. Together. ” We do this through our mission statement of “uniting our community to overcome cancer through innovation, discovery, prevention, early detection, multidisciplinary care and education.”

The Lung Cancer Prevention and Control team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center is seeking to employ a full time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) . Depending on qualifications and department needs, appointments may be made at the CRC I, CRC II, or CRC III level.

Jobs in this 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 in this career family 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 may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

At the senior level, work is performed fully independently.

As an important member of the research team, the Clinical Research Coordinator works with Phase I-IV industry-sponsored, co-operative group and or investigator-initiated clinical trials in accordance with the trial protocols, FDA Regulations, and ICH/GCP Guidelines. This position is accountable for meeting study-specific goals and timelines, while also performing and assisting with clinical tasks related to study-specific tests, procedures, and treatments as assigned based on appropriate licensure and/or completion of competency documentation and team needs. This position is responsible for coordinating study subject appointments throughout the study as well as scheduling, coordinating, and preparing for monitoring visits and audits. The incumbent is responsible for data entry and resolution, study subject advocacy, and possible management of studies at the local level. This position communicates appropriately and effectively with study subjects, investigators, and other team members and has outstanding customer service skills and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Examples of Work Performed by the Clinical Research Coordinator (all levels):

  • Obtains study subject medical history and current medication information, reviews research protocol Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria, and confirms eligibility of subject to participate in clinical trial. Performs 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

  • Interviews prospective subjects for a variety of research clinical trials. Educates potential subjects on the details of the studies through phone contacts and personal interviews

  • Schedules subject participation in research clinical trial, coordinating availability of necessary space, and clinical research support (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy)

  • Familiar with protocol and all study documents and reviews documents after each study subject visit for completeness and accuracy

  • Abstracts and records all research subject data pertaining to the research protocol onto protocol-specific Case Report Forms (CRFs) and into the Cancer Center clinical trials database in an accurate and timely fashion

  • Ensures complete source documentation is compiled for each study subject record

  • Provides review of patient eligibility determination by:

  • Gathering source documentation

  • Ensuring the most current and approved version(s) of the study informed consent forms are completed and that the informed consent process is properly documented and consent form filed

  • Reviewing study subject Medical History to determine eligibility status

  • Obtains oncology grading levels for study product toxicities, including assessment of clinical significance of all lab and test results and relatedness of adverse reactions to study product according to protocol guidelines

  • Schedules and tracks submission of Prescreening, Screening and Enrollment Logs, as required by Sponsor

  • Reports subject Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) to appropriate parties (e.g., Principal Investigator, Study Sponsor, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), Regulatory Affairs Coordinator, etc.)

  • Meets with Monitors to respond to any question of data validity and corrects/revises data as appropriate; responds to queries from Sponsor

  • Works on multiple research studies simultaneously

  • Serves as a liaison with Sponsors and with study subjects for ongoing clinical research studies

  • Independently coordinates and manages data entry, queries, and monitor visits

  • Assists with Sponsor, Data Safety Monitoring, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) audits and responses

  • Collaborates with hospital staff to ensure tests and procedures, required by research protocols, are performed and documented (e.g., vital signs, phlebotomy, specimen processing, electrocardiograms (EKGs), research drug administration, and protocol-specific tests and procedures)

  • May be trained to perform the following on study subjects:

  • Electrocardiograms

  • Measurement of blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature

  • Phlebotomy (direct venipuncture)

  • Research specimen collection, processing and shipping, develops protocol-specific source documents (e.g., data collection tools, study visit checklists, pharmacokinetic sample collection worksheets, etc.)

  • Assists Team Manager and/or Financial Team by processing bills and/or answering billing questions related to procedure performed for subjects enrolled in clinical trials

  • Serves as Primary Coordinator for clinical trials

  • Some regulatory work may be required

Examples of Work Performed by Clinical Research Coordinator (Level II):

  • Assists Team Supervisors with creation and conduct of process and quality improvement projects

  • Primary Coordinator on multiple trials, educates potential subjects on the details of the study, coordinator/scheduling study assessments required by the study protocol

  • Maintains compliance with all training requirements, meets established deadlines for data submission, possesses an understanding of clinical research history, regulations, and ethics

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor or manager.

Examples of Work Performed by Clinical Research Coordinator (Level III):

  • Assists Team Supervisor with creation of training process documents and tools

  • Trains, assesses, and mentors new Clinical Research Coordinators, as directed by Supervisor/Manager

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by team supervisor and manager

  • Assists with study start-up tasks

  • Serves as role model to all Clinical Research Coordinators – remains in compliance with all training requirements, meets established deadlines for data submission, possesses a strong understanding of clinical research history, regulations, and ethics

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.

Salary and Benefits :

The salary range for this position has been established at $46,001 for a CRC I position and is commensurate with skills and experience.

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.


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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 ​.

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.


Minimum Qualifications :

Clinical Research Coordinator – CRC I Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field.

  • Substitution: Any equivalent combination of Education and Experience can substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Clinical Research Coordinator - CRC II Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field.

  • ​​​​​​​ Substitution: Any equivalent combination of Education and Experience can substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

  • One (1) year of clinical research experience and one (1) year of clinical and/or research experience.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Clinical Research Coordinator - CRC III Level

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Substitution: Any equivalent combination of Education and Experience can substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

  • Two (2) years of clinical research experience and one (1) year of clinical and/or research experience.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Conditions of Employment – Clinical Research Coordinator Level III Only:

Additional certification is required for CRC III within 1 year of appointment (one of the below):

  • CCRC – Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

  • CCRP – Certified Clinical Research Professional

  • CCRA – Certified Clinical Research Associate

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Oncology Clinical Research experience (any clinical research experience for CRC I level)

  • Experience with electronic data capture systems

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or health related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminology.

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to interpret and master complex research protocol information.

  • Attention to Detail – Work is accurate, and details are not overlooked.

  • Communication Skills - Good command of the English language, and ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.

  • Interpersonal Skills – Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all level; interacts with people in a friendly, open, honest manner; models a commitment to teamwork; demonstrates respect for the opinions of others; and maintains high level of confidentiality.

  • Customer Service – Demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service, providing internal and external customers with information or assistance in resolving problems.

  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Adaptability – Adapts quickly to change and is able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a calm, organized manner; is open to new ideas and methods; is able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Planning and Organizing – Sets priorities, anticipates obstacles when planning ahead, manages time effectively to accomplish tasks.

  • Technical Skills – Adept at utilizing technology to effectively communicate and complete work (e.g. MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel); ability to learn new technology.

Job: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Research Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jan 14, 2022

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Victoria Nuanes

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00706188

Req ID: 24383

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.