Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Associate) - Trauma

Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 08, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 aNational Science Foundation funded study, currently in the final stages of datacollection, that aims to build a smart system that empowersindividuals who are suffering from traumatic experiences by combiningmulti-source information and machine learning to improve treatment. TheEASE study is funded by the 4-year Smart and Connected Health grant through theNational Science Foundation. The project measures psychophysiological andfacial expression factors and self-report as indicators of engagement whileparticipants work on the modules of the My Trauma RecoveryTMwebsite. Collectively,psychology and computer science teams are transforming the psychological andphysiological information into computer algorithms that use state-of-the-artmachine learning technologies to make the trauma recovery website'smarter'. Based on the traumasurvivor’s own responses and experiences to the website, the trauma recoverysite will automatically adapt, either with module order, content or both tomore effectively engage the user. The long-term goal is to create an adaptive,evidence-based trauma recovery web intervention that improves treatment byincreasing 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

TheUniversity of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information onbenefits programs can be found at:

TheUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in theUniversity of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in thestate and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regionaluniversities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) issituated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and culturalactivities 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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QualificationsMinimum Requirements:  Ph.D. inPsychology, or a similar field (e.g., health sciences, physiology, publichealth, sociology, social work). Experience designing and conducting research, and statistical analysis. Must also have record of publication(s).
Preferred Requirements: Previous postdoctoral training; coordinating afederally funded research project; grant writing; and advanced statisticalanalysis (e.g., machine learning, network analysis, non-linear dynamicanalyses, hierarchical linear modeling, latent growth curve and classtransition analysis, latent class analysis). 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 15, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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