Research Instructor - Biostatistician

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Emergency Medicine

Research Instructor - Biostatistician

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine has an opening for a part-time, Research Instructor position. The incumbent will provide biostatistical analysis and consulting for Pediatric Emergency Medicine researchers at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Campus. The analyst will collaborate with investigators on all biostatistical aspects of the research process, including the design and development of new studies, structuring data collection systems, data reduction and analysis, and preparation of abstracts, talks, and manuscripts.

Examples of Work Performed:

Clinical Research
  • Consult with pediatric emergency medicine physicians regarding research design, feasibility, implementation, data collection, database design, data analysis, and manuscript preparation
  • Meet with investigators to plan for new clinical investigations, including data collection and future analysis
  • Perform biostatistical analysis and data cleaning for retrospective studies, observational studies, large administrative databases, and clinical trials
  • Assist investigators with interpretation of raw data produced by statistical software
  • Ensure that research projects in the Section are compliant with Hospital, COMIRB and University standards

  • Attend monthly Section of Emergency Medicine research conferences
  • Meet with Director of Research bi-monthly and Section research team on monthly basis
  • Ensure data quality through periodic audits and re-training of professional research assistants (PRAs), faculty, and clinical staff on protocols and data collection, as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.


Minimum Requirements
  • MS in Biostatistics/Statistics, Masters of Public Health (MPH), or MS in Epidemiology with Biostatistical emphasis and/or Epidemiology concentration or similar
  • Experience with study design and analysistechniques, including: univariate and multivariate analyses, particularly regression analyses (linear, logistic, multinomial, Poisson).
  • Experience with data management, production of ongoing data reporting and graphics/table creation
  • Proficiency in a statistical software package, such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA
  • The ability to simultaneously work with faculty and investigators on a wide-range of projects will be required.
  • Substantial experience using other programs for data extraction, such as Oracle and Crystal.
  • Experience working with large datasets, and knowledge of entity relationship diagrams and relational databases.
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Condition of Employment:
  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical software, such as STATA, SAS, or SPSS.
  • Strong knowledge of database management, data verification techniques, and ability to perform quality checks on datasets
  • Knowledge of research design and applied biostatistics.
  • Current certification of COMIRB and HIPAA requirements for researchers

Preferred Qualifications
  • Must have strong personal direction and motivation: able to perform duties autonomously as well as under direct supervision
  • Database creation and analysis, familiarity with relational data such as with Microsoft Access
  • In addition to one of the statistical software packages listed above under "Minimum Qualifications", familiarity with NCSS PASS (sample size calculations), Epic electronic health record
  • Minimum 2 years research or academic clinical experience

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is set at $35,750 for a .5FTE position. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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Special Instructions to Applicants:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to

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

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10654

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 - 20989 - SOM-PEDS Emergency-GenOps

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Aug 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Mimi Munroe

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00050306