Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Berger Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position # [649968] - Requisition # [12567]

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.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, has an opening for a full-time Berger Postdoctoral Fellow. This is a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship designed to support the development of a Fellow who wishes to become an independent investigator in the field of child maltreatment and child welfare.

Current research projects at Kempe Center focus on children who have experienced child maltreatment and/or other types of child trauma as well as youth-serving systems including child welfare, community mental health, and policy development. The recent projects, funded by both federal and local grants, have tested interventions in randomized controlled trials, conducted developmental risk research, evaluated effective strategies for community-based implementation of evidence-based mental health practices, and studied the impact of major child welfare policies on the health, mental health, and development of youth

Examples of Work Performed:

Specific duties will vary depending on Fellow's interests and skill set but will include activities such as participating in grant writing, data management and analysis, grant activities, community training, and program development activities. Under direct supervision, there may be opportunities to provide mental health services to youth and families and to gain advanced training in several evidence-based treatments for child trauma and related difficulties. There may also be opportunities to collaborate with several multidisciplinary, multi-university research groups. Supervised clinical experiences may be available if needed to complement the research training. In addition, the Fellow will have multiple opportunities to publish and to obtain external funding sources. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

Employment must begin no later than July 1st due to donor funding. Salary will be commensurate with NIH post-doctoral funding guidelines. 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.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD/MD in one of these fields of study: psychology, public health, epidemiology, medicine, demography, social work, or other related field.
  • Research track record in areas such as child/adolescent development, mental health research, intervention development, epidemiology, health or social service policy, implementation/dissemination research or related areas
  • Experience collaborating with different types of child and family-serving service systems (e.g., mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice)
  • Experience with computer software including Microsoft Office products, reference products (e.g., EndNote) and one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SAS).

Required Competencies: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to work independently within a research setting

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the area of child maltreatment research or clinical practice.
  • Ability to publish and obtain research funding.
  • Data analysis skills

Special conditions of employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a criminal and sex offender background check
  • Employment must begin no later than July 1st due to donor funding

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants *Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at When applying at, applicants must include: A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, current CV or resume, names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for a minimum three (3) professional references, and proof of degree (transcript or diploma). In additon, applicants should submit (1) recommendation letter addressed directly to: Terri Lewis 13123 E. 16th Ave., B390 Aurora, CO 80045 [email protected] Questions should be directed to Terri Lewis at [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, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Review of applications will begin February 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20932 - SOM-PEDS Kempe-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 9, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Danette Fisher

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00649968





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