Aurora, CO
Jul 20, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Nature of Work:

This Sr. Professional Research Assistant position is a faculty position with primary duties to conduct statistical analyses for our research. The position is not eligible for tenure. This employee can be terminated at any time without notice and severance pay may not be provided. The position is a .5 FTE (50%) position.

This position will be responsible for data management, data analyses, grant writing, manuscript writing, and research study coordination, all of which are essential to HIV prevention research with current drug users. This position will be responsible for basic and advanced research duties, maintaining research integrity, data collection and statistics, tracking and analysis, supervising the entry of data and organizing large amounts of quantitative data.

Supervision Received:

The Associate Professor will supervise this individual.

Supervision Given:

This position will supervise the HIV tester/counselor, up to 3 interviewers, and up to 4 outreach workers.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

100% time spent as data manager, analyst, and supervisor responsible for the analysis of quantitative data. Also the applicant will assist with literature searches and other manuscript writing tasks, and with new research grant development. Finally the applicant would be responsible for conducting advanced longitudinal and basic descriptive analysis, and other research duties as needed. Additional duties may be assigned to reach project goals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's level degree required in biostatistics, epidemiology or related quantitative field or commensurate experience.
  • Three or more years' experience programming in SAS or R with complex data management, and longitudinal models including; cox proportional hazard gamma frailty, and generalized linear mixed models.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills
  • Comfort working with injection drug users and experience working with an ethnically diverse population
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong communication, organization and record keeping 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.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 8784

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 - 21211 - SOM-PSYCH PROJ SAFE GEN OP

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Jul 19, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Patricia Wilkins

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00602306