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Colorado State University Biorepository RAII in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Working Title Biorepository RAII

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202301605AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Research Associate II

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 55,000 - 60,000

Employee Benefits

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    Desired Start Date

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/02/2023

    Description of Work Unit

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

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

This position will support the biorepository program at the Flint Animal Cancer Center by identifying appropriate patients for participation, obtaining consent from owners, collecting samples, and collating patient data. This position works alongside others in the


Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and more than 3 years of relevant professional experience

  • Experience must include:

  • Experience in a veterinary setting interacting with clients and patients


  • Recent Masters degree and no other significant professional experience


  • Excellent client communication skills in a veterinary setting

    Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Experience with Red Cap data entry

    Diversity Statement

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

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Patient Recruitment


  • Management of client consent forms includes determining if patient is eligible to participate in a clinical trial Sample collection includes drawing blood

  • Patient data recording for participants in the Flint Animal Cancer Center Biorepository program

  • Client interaction includes scheduling appointments for trial patients, updating the clinical trials patient roster, communicating with other sites participating in CSU clinical trials, or communicating and coordinating with study sponsors or monitors.

  • This position also continually reevaluates and suggests modifications to the consenting process to ensure compliance with best biobanking practices.

    Percentage Of Time 40

    Job Duty Category Patient Outcome Support


This position gathers patient outcome data for pets treated at the FACC oncology clinic, as well as outcome data for patients who have samples in the biorepository. Data is entered into searchable electronic database (RedCap). Specific duties include:

  • Monitoring oncology schedule for patient visits

  • Reading and interpreting medical record to determine patient status regarding disease stage, treatment types, and outcomes.

  • This includes contacting referring veterinarians and pet owners to acquire follow up information on patients of interest.

  • Communication is with clients whose pets are currently undergoing treatment as well as those that have completed treatment and or are deceased.

    Percentage Of Time 35

    Job Duty Category Research Support


  • Collection of normal and diseased tissues (otherwise discarded) or other samples approved via the CRB process as part of approved prospective research projects

  • Ensure protocol compliance for all patients enrolled in assigned biorepository clinical trials including case report form completion, sample collection/processing/shipment, and maintenance of study notebooks and data sheets.

    Percentage Of Time 15

    Job Duty Category External investigator queries


  • Screen inquiries from external investigators to determine if our biorepository has the samples they are looking for.

  • Reviews data base searches, refines request with external investigators based on required patient and sample characteristics, selects samples that meet those requests, QA/QC the possible patients/samples to meet the need and selects alternatives when necessary.

  • Communicates directly with investigators to refine samples needed and updates about process of sample pulling and shipping.

    Percentage Of Time 10

    Application Details

    Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be open until filled, however for full consideration, apply by 11:59 pm MT on 10/02/2023. To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume or CV, a Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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

Search Contact Samantha Garcia,

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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education ( .

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University 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 for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also 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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    Optional Documents