Clinical Research Lab Assistant Job - Cancer Center
University of Colorado Denver - Aurora, CO

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Position: Research Assistant Employer: University of Colorado Denver Location: 13001 E 17th Place, 80010 Aurora, Colorado, United States of America (USA) Salary: 30,000 - 42,000 USD per year Job Description

The Cancer Center is looking for a full time Clinical Research Lab Assistant to work in the Clinical Investigations Core (CIC) to perform specimen collection and processing, data collection and
quality assurance monitoring of clinical trials.

Specific duties include:
Provides protocol specific specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipping to ensure specimen integrity. This includes processing of specimens (serum, plasma, tissue and urine) according
to the requirements of each protocol; centrifugal force, temperature, and individual aliquots.

Documents collection and processing times of all specimens in protocol specific source documents and/or pharmacokinetic (PK) log.

Ensures accurate and timely shipping of specimens

Assembles, organizes and maintains laboratory logs

Maintains daily refrigerator and freezer temperature logs

Ensure annual and as needed maintenance on laboratory equipment (centrifuge, freezer, and refrigerator).

Develops source documents as needed for sample collection when documents not provided by study sponsor.

Reports and records all pertinent information, not otherwise specified above, in a timely manner with attention to HIPAA.

Attends investigator-coordinator meetings, initial orientations, study audits, and closeout visits, as needed.

May be called upon to perform the following specific tests and procedures: a) electrocardiogram, b) blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature measurements, c) phlebotomy and specimen
processing and shipping, d) pulse oximetry.

Attends continuing education courses, completing 6 CEUs per year.

Shows initiative to identify and implement ways to improve the job and surroundings. Seeks supervision appropriately. Plans work in a manner that allows adequate completion of all tasks. Follows
through on assignments in a timely manner.

Serves as a contact person for ongoing clinical research studies and meets with representatives from sponsoring pharmaceutical firms or in-house staff for initial orientation to studies and for
review of study records.

Completes required competencies as identified through departmental policy.

Serves as a back-up to staff absences and vacancies, as necessary.

Willingly accepts additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by management. Performs other related duties and procedures, including special projects, as directed.

Participates in PQASC audits.


Previous experience with specimen collection, data collection and quality assurance monitoring.

Experience performing specific tests and procedures:

blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and temperature measurements,

phlebotomy and specimen processing and shipping,

pulse oximetry.

Additional, the following qualities are desired:
Ability to problem solve and multi-task. Demonstrate strength in resolving problems swiftly and independently.

Demonstrates ability to work productively, and turn out high-quality results on challenging, time-critical assignments.

Demonstrate the quick ability to learn, interpret and master complex protocol information.

Good command of the English language, both written and verbal.

Excellent interpersonal communication, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve and multi-task..

Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and computers.

Knowledge of weights and measures.

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 prior to their employment.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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