Colorado State University Medical Informatician / Study Coordinator in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Medical Informatician / Study Coordinator

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 201800358AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Desired Start Date 07/01/0018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/07/2018

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Position Summary

The Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University is offering a Research Associate position. The position is designed for persons with a MS degree; a BS degree with a minimum of four years of experience in human clinical trials, medical informatics or other database development/management could satisfy this requirement in lieu of a MS degree. This position is for candidates interested in gaining experience in database development and management for a large multi-institutional veterinary clinical trial evaluating a novel cancer preventative vaccine in dogs. This position will be managed by Dr. Doug Thamm, the Principal Investigator. Dr. Thamm is a member of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, CVMBS. The 35,000 square foot Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) is a research and cancer affinity facility adjoined to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital which houses oncology personnel and operations. Research within the FACC includes: limb sparing, cortical allografts, bone morphogenesis, osteogenesis, stem cell research, infection, tumor markers, drug delivery systems, preclinical drug testing, pharmacology, gene therapy, oncogenesis, metastasis, radiation therapy, pathology and clinical oncology research. Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of hire; the Department of Clinical Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Required Job Qualifications

  • A MS degree is required; a BS degree with a minimum of four years of experience in human clinical trials, medical informatics or other database development/management could satisfy this requirement in lieu of a MS degree.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Previous experience with database management and development.

  • Ability to interact with veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses

  • Previous experience with clinical trials in human subjects

  • Demonstrated interest in clinical trials-related research

  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in clinical trials.

  • The ability to work with others in a team atmosphere.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Database


Develop, implement and monitor a database, using the RedCAP software platform, for the electronic capture of clinical data associated with a large multi-institutional veterinary clinical trial evaluating a novel cancer preventative vaccine in dogs. This will include physical examination, owner history, treatment logs, laboratory data, and family veterinarian medical records among other information.

Percentage Of Time 60

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Sample Coordination


Processing, storage, cataloguing and shipment of clinical samples from trial participants including serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor tissue, and the coordination of sample shipment from other sites.

Percentage Of Time 25

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Electronic Data Capture Maintenance


Respond to queries and suggestions from site investigators and staff regarding issues associated with electronic data capture and sample shipment. Initially this will be an iterative process where the database is modified to facilitate the reliable and facile capture of all required clinical information.

Percentage Of Time 10

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administration


Assist in the coordination of teleconferences and yearly investigator meetings

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) name and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States at time of hire.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Cheryl Webb,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

Optional Documents