Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Associate) - Trauma

Job description

The Trauma, Health, and Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assist the EASE Co-Principal Investigator in the ongoing coordination, analysis, and dissemination of this study.

The EASE Study is a National Science Foundation funded study, currently in the final stages of data collection, that aims to build a smart system that empowers individuals who are suffering from traumatic experiences by combining multi-source information and machine learning to improve treatment. The EASE study is funded by the 4-year Smart and Connected Health grant through the National Science Foundation. The project measures psychophysiological and facial expression factors and self-report as indicators of engagement while participants work on the modules of the My Trauma RecoveryTM website. Collectively, psychology and computer science teams are transforming the psychological and physiological information into computer algorithms that use state-of-the-art machine learning technologies to make the trauma recovery website 'smarter'. Based on the trauma survivor's own responses and experiences to the website, the trauma recovery site will automatically adapt, either with module order, content or both to more effectively engage the user. The long-term goal is to create an adaptive, evidence-based trauma recovery web intervention that improves treatment by increasing self-efficacy and optimizing engagement.

Examples of Work Performed: Research design, analysis and coordination, including assessment design, development, and administration, coordination of data collection and analysis, and writing up study results and disseminating research in appropriate venues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong research background in design and statistics, quantitative research skills, and knowledge of psychological and other social science research on trauma, resilience, web/app mental health interventions. Strong methodological, statistical, and writing skills are required.

Salary Range: $47,000 - $49,000

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

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Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Psychology, or a similar field (e.g., health sciences, physiology, public health, sociology, social work). Experience designing and conducting research, and statistical analysis. Must also have record of publication(s).

Preferred Requirements: Previous postdoctoral training; coordinating a federally funded research project; grant writing; and advanced statistical analysis (e.g., machine learning, network analysis, non-linear dynamic analyses, hierarchical linear modeling, latent growth curve and class transition analysis, latent class analysis).

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:• Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by July 9, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, to include criminal, and sex-offender checks per campus policy. • Permanent residency sponsorship is not applicable for this position.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40386 - AA-Trauma, Health & Hazard Ctr

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 15, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Kristin Samuelson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00746107





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Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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