Instructor - Biostatistician

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Endocrinology

Biostatistics Research Instructor

Position #741893 & 741896 - Requisition #12186

**Recruiting for 2 positions**

#1: Cancer Center

#2: Center for Children's Surgery and Section of Pulmonology

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.

Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics has openings for two full-time Biostatistics Research Instructors. These positions will provide biostatistics consulting and collaboration for child health researchers.

Examples of Work Performed:

#1: Biostatistician will work on Cancer-related projects as a member of the Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource with investigators from the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

#2: Biostatistician will work 50% for the Section of Pulmonology in the Department of Pediatrics and 50% for the Center for Children's Surgery.

Responsibilities include:

  • Study design consultation including power and sample size
  • Development of data collection, and quality control procedures
  • Protocol review
  • Statistical analysis, including:
    • clinical trials
    • predictive modeling
    • causal inference
    • observational studies
    • laboratory experiments
    • health service research
    • behavioral research
    • epidemiological research
    • qualitative services research
    • program evaluation
    • survey development and analysis
    • measurement validation studies
    • outcomes research
  • Grant and trial proposal and manuscript assistance for abstracts and publications
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple departments and institutions and with outside organizations and investigators in support of projects.

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

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is $65,000 - $85,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. 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

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Requirements:
  • MS in Biostatistics
  • Two or more years experience performing data management and data analysis
  • Familiarity with SAS, R, one or more DBMS such as REDcap and Oncore/Compass

Preferred Requirements:

Required Competencies:

  • Large data analysis using behavioral health, claims, health services or epidemiological databases (e.g. SEER, Oncore)
  • Clinical trial experience, specifically Phase I and II
  • Statistical modeling (survival, logistic regression, GLM and longitudinal data analysis)
  • Study design including sample size and power estimation
  • Word processing and data presentation using standard packages (e.g. Word, LaTex, knitr or rmarkdown, Adobe, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with various principal investigators simultaneously, within vigorous timelines
  • Potential to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team atmosphere

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. Questions should be directed to [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20971 - SOM-PEDS Endocrinology-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 27, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Megan Fink

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00741893





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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