Research Instructor

Location
Aurora, CO
Posted
Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



University of Colorado Denver

Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

Colorado Biostatistics Consortium



BIOSTATISTICIAN - RESEARCH INSTRUCTOR

NATURE OF WORK:

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 Instructor.

This position is in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in a growing group of Masters and Doctoral collaborative and consulting biostatisticians. The collaborative work for this position is split between the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium and a major collaborative research group. The Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC) is the consulting unit in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics (DBI) in the Colorado School of Public Health.

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.

A research instructor is expected to provide high-level, professional and scientifically rigorous data management and analytic support to biomedical researchers at CU Anschutz. The research instructor in this position will collaborate with investigators on data management and integration of different data sources along with the analytical aspects of the research process, including: design of new studies (sample size and analysis planning), complex programming, analysis implementation and data visualization, and dissemination of results. This individual is expected to co-author abstracts, oral and poster presentations, and scientific manuscripts.

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.

PROFESSIONAL FIELD:

The position requires formal training and experience in biostatistics and data management. An MS or PhD in Biostatistics or Epidemiology or related areas of graduate level training is required. At least 2 years of previous experience or training as an analytic consultant/collaborator is required.



SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

The Research Instructor position in the CBC will be supervised by the CBC Director and indirectly by the lead of the collaborative group.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

This position can have supervisory responsibilities with graduate Research Assistants seeking MS degrees and PRA's.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

The faculty in the CBC collaborate with health researchers from nearly every School and Department at CU Anschutz on their biomedical and health research projects, including: design of new studies (sample size and analysis planning), complex programming, developing analysis pipelines, analysis implementation and data visualization, and dissemination of results. This individual is expected to co-author abstracts, oral and poster presentations, and scientific manuscripts. Strong data management/integration and programming skills are desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and apply quantitative analytical approaches.
  • Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (such as SAS, R, S-Plus, and/or SPSS).
  • Good organizational skills across multiple projects, managing own work load, self-directed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of biomedical investigators and colleagues.
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the CBC and the Department.



Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:




The position requires formal training and experience in biostatistics and data management.
  • An MS in Biostatistics or Epidemiology or related area of graduate level training is required.
  • At least 2 years of previous experience or training as an analytic consultant/collaborator is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with data management.
  • Evidence of strong programming skills.
  • Exposure to ‘omics or microbiome data.
  • 2+ years of research experience.
  • Experience serving as a biostatistician or data analyst on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the analytic elements of multiple clinical projects simultaneously.
  • Or Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


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.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Questions should be directed to Brandie Wagner at brandie.wagner@ucdenver.edu



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

Application Materials Instructions:A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers . Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE: 1. A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references in a separate document.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Brandie Wagner

Posting Contact Email: brandie.wagner@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00731964

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