Senior Professional Research Assistant

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Senior Professional Research Assistant – Data Analyst

Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS)

School of Medicine

Job Code: 1310

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


Nature of Work

The Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) has an opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Senior Professional Research Assistant (SrPRA) to work in the ACCORDS Biostatistics Core as a data analyst on various research studies. This position will be funded by various existing sponsored projects and will provide statistical analysis and data management support to project investigators at ACCORDS and collaborating departments of the university. More detail on our research programs can be found on our website:

The successful candidate will assist with study and instrument design and data coordination, conduct data cleaning and analysis of primary and/or secondary data, and assist with manuscript preparation on a variety of health outcomes-related projects.

Professional Field

Data Analyst – Senior Professional Research Assistant (Sr. PRA)

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing programs in SAS and/or R to
  • statistically analyze data collected for various research projects
  • manage data files derived from data collection or obtained from secondary data sources (such as Epic, claims data, etc.)
  • Consulting with principal investigators on the design, implementation, and analysis of research projects.
  • Supporting the writing of manuscripts from research projects.   
  • Supervision Received

    The Sr. PRA reports to the ACCORDS Analytic Coordinator, with close interactions with Principal Investigators within ACCORDS.

    Supervision Exercised

    The Sr. PRA will not supervise other employees.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 


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    Diversity and Equity:

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    Office of Equity:

    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.

    QualificationsMinimum Qualifications  

    • Completed Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, biometrics, or closely related field
    • At least 3 years of professional work experience in statistical analysis and data management
    • At least 3 years of professional work experience programming in SAS and/or R
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous work experience in data analysis and management in a university environment
    • Previous experience working with large data sets, especially large claims data
    • Working knowledge of SQL Server
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

    • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a variety of faculty members and medical professionals
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Nov 18, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 11/19/2020
    Application Due: 1/18/2021
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