Assistant Professor

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

The position will include opportunities in collaborative research with surgeons, surgical fellows, and other health outcomes and translational researchers, original research in pediatric surgical outcomes, and/or biostatistical methodology, along with teaching in the ACCORDS/PSORC sponsored fellowships. Professional and research activities include the design and analysis of basic application and translational research and clinical trials, statistical consulting, development of new statistical methods, disease information services, research databases and more. Additionally, the successful applicant will have significant career development opportunities with the Children's Colorado and University of Colorado School of medicine.

The successful candidate will devote the majority of their efforts to supporting the research and faculty education mission of PSORC. Responsibilities related to this mission will include mentoring junior faculty, providing methodological support for study design and development, assistance with grant writing and manuscript preparation, and operational support with other PSORC leadership (75%). Approximately 25% of effort may be explicitly reserved for independent research and tasks therein. The ideal applicant should have an interest in developing and executing a wide variety of health outcomes research methodologies including comparative effectiveness/cost-effectiveness research, health related quality of life research, secondary dataset analysis, observational cohort studies, and decision analysis; as well as have familiarity with related statistical analytic methods. Target faculty for center collaboration will be from the surgical divisions in the CCS (general surgery, ENT, urology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, trauma, neurosurgery, maternal-fetal surgery)


Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD degree in epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, applied mathematics or related fields
  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research
  • A desire to apply research methods to a variety of problems and research questions related to the surgical care of children
  • Enthusiasm for creatively applying a diverse array of methodological designs to answering important clinical and outcomes research questions in children's surgeries
  • Evidence of strong knowledge and experience in outcomes, translational, or patient safety and quality research study design
  • Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (such as SAS, R, S-Plus, Python, MATLAB 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 PSORC, ACCORDS and other units on the Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the PSORC and ACCORDS
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of statistical computing and/or Bayesian inference

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of research experience
  • Expertise in ‘big data' analysis with primary areas of interest including electronic health records, pragmatic trial design including cluster-randomized trials, advanced techniques to approach causal inference and confounding in observational studies, and structural equation modeling
  • Evidence of independent 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
  • Demonstrated expertise in presentation of results - both didactic and publications

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.

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10369

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 - 20341 - SOM-SRG-UR DIV Clinical

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kirk McCrimmon

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735061