Assistant Professor-Research

Job description


Assistant Research Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Position Number: 00768323

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 Department of Ophthalmology seeks full time Assistant Research Professor to serve as Project Director for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision United States Satellite ([email protected]). The mission of the [email protected] Project is to build a critical mass of evidence-based eyes and vision healthcare providers and researchers. The main goal is to support authors with preparing and completing systematic reviews, to be published in The Cochrane Library and other journals.

Professional Field

PhD in Epidemiology or closely related.

Supervision Received

The position will report directly to Tianjing Li, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Principal Investigator (PI) of the [email protected] grant.

Supervision Exercised

Position will supervise two methodologists (Sr. PRA’s) and other research assistants as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Director, working closely with the PI, will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project as a whole. The specific tasks include: 

  • Lead the effort to recruit US-based ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other vision researchers to produce systematic reviews and coordinate their activities;
  • Liaison with [email protected] partners, including professional societies, non-academic and academic medical groups, consumer and patient organizations, journals, and other stakeholders;
  • Identify targeted areas where evidence is needed to answer important as yet unresolved clinical questions in eyes and vision;
  • Provide methodological support for the production of systematic reviews of interventions to prevent and treat eye disease and visual impairment;
  • Monitor review quality, implement quality-assurance process, supervise peer review and editorial processes;
  • Communicate effectively and timely with other CEV staff in the United Kingdom and Italy;
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest Cochrane methodology and policies;
  • Supervise methodologists and research assistants;
  • Take primary responsibility in tracking project timelines and deliverables;
  • Organize, contribute content to, and actively participate in educational offerings on the use and production of systematic reviews;
  • Organize staff meetings;
  • Organize communication and dissemination activities;
  • Present project findings at internal and external meetings and at conferences;
  • Monitor study budget and prepare progress reports;
  • Contribute to methodological research and manuscript writing activities conducted by [email protected]
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $78,000-$120,000. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 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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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.

Minimum RequirementsPhD degree in Epidemiology or other health related field.  Preferred QualificationsAt least three years of experience related to the preparation and interpretation of systematic reviews; extensive experience in project coordination and management.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • A deep understanding of the importance of systematic reviews to clinical decision-making;
  • A deep understanding of the clinical trial and systematic review methodology;
  • Excellent time and project management skills to handle multiple priorities and concurrent projects;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative and independent judgement; 
  • Ability to direct, motivate, and lead;
  • Accountable and respect timelines;
  • Familiarity with a variety of software applications including word processing, graphing, statistical, presentation and reference management software.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 26, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 1/28/2021
Application Due: 4/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time