Research Associate

Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

Colorado Biostatistics Consortium



The Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC), Department of Biostatistics and Informatics (DBI), Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) has an opening for a full-time position at the rank of Research Associate.

The Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC) is a unit in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics (DBI) in the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), which supports the collaborative and consulting missions of the department. In this environment, the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium faculty and staff interact and collaborate on applied basic and clinical science research projects generated by faculty and researchers primarily at the Anschutz Medical Campus. This position will join 9 other faculty in the CBC and over two-dozen faculty and research personnel in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics. The faculty and staff in the CBC interact and collaborate with health researchers on their basic and clinical science research projects. The collaborative research group is generally comprised of other biostatisticians, epidemiologists and clinical research scientists.

The Research Associate is a key research-faculty position in the Department. A Research Associate is expected to provide high-level, professional and scientifically rigorous biostatistics consulting and collaboration support to biomedical researchers at UCD. They are expected to become a significant contributor in their collaborations, partnering to define and shape the research direction of the team. A person in this position works with investigators on the design and analytical aspects of the research process, including: design of new studies, structuring data collection systems, the application of state-of-the-art methodologies, analyses, and preparation of abstracts, oral and poster presentations, and scientific manuscripts. Depending on the particular collaborations interesting biostatistics research opportunities may arise; although it is not the emphasis of the position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Home to 21,000 employees, more than 4,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future and fuels the economy. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing and a graduate school. All interconnected, these organizations collaboratively improve the quality of patient care they deliver, research they conduct, and health professionals they train.

The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region's health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.


The position requires formal training and experience in biostatistics. A PhD in Biostatistics or related areas of graduate level training is required. At least 2 years of previous experience or training as a statistical consultant/collaborator is required.


The Research Associate position will be supervised by the CBC Director. A Research Associate will work, in large part, independently and be linked with one or more large collaborations. The CBC faculty, Scientific Collaborators, Chair of Biostatistics and Informatics and other faculty in DBI are available for mentorship and guidance.


This position can have supervisory responsibilities with research instructors, PRAs, or graduate research assistants.


The Research Associate will work independently with investigators spanning the spectrum of biomedical and public health research on an academic health sciences campus. This individual will provide the biostatistical expertise in study design, study oversight, data management, data analysis and manuscript preparation to assist all levels of biomedical investigators and clinicians on new research activities across a wide range of disciplines. The Research Associate will be expected to develop leadership roles in their collaborations.


  • PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related fields.
  • 2 years consulting biostatistics experience.
  • Or Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Evidence of independent or collaborative research through publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the biostatistics elements of clinical or translational research projects.
  • Or Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Strong knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research.
  • Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (such as SAS, R, S-Plus, and/or SPSS).
  • Good organizational skills across individual projects, managing own work load.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with biomedical investigators and colleagues in the DBI and CSPH.
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the DBI, CSPH, and their collaborative partnerships.
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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 Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Questions should be directed to Nichole Carlson at

A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 8571

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 21419 - CSPH-Bio Info General Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 17, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Nichole Carlson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00731952


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