Senior Professional Research Assistant
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS
Colorado School of Public Health
Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center
Sr. Professional Research Assistant (Sr. PRA)
Data AnalystApplications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careersThe University of Colorado 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 WorkThe Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) has an opening for a full-time position at the rank of Sr. Professional Research Assistant (Sr. PRA). The Sr. PRA will assist with the data management and analysis of surveillance and research projects related to diabetes. The LEAD Center is a groundbreaking research center that investigates and seeks to understand the developmental origins of health and disease, particularly obesity, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the complex interplay of environmental exposures, genetic and epigenetic processes in critical developmental periods in across the lifecourse. LEAD scientists work with data from multiple human cohort studies housed within the Center (Healthy Start, Exploring Perinatal Outcomes among Children [EPOCH], SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth, Diabetes in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults [DiCAYA], Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome Study [DPPOS]), as well as in the context of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) consortium. Overarching goals of our research are to understand the causes of disease, and ultimately, translate the findings into preventive actions.The Colorado School of Public Health is a collaborative endeavor involving the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing vital contributions towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by CU Denver, CSU and UNC, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Currently home to 25,000 employees, more than 5,000 degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a broad range of research, and cares for the state’s children, adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing and a graduate school. Supervision ReceivedThis position will report directly to Brandy Ringham, LEAD Center Senior Data Manager. Work will be assigned and guided primarily by Dr. Tessa Crume, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and by Dr. Deborah Glueck, Professor, Department of Pediatrics. Supervision ExercisedNone Examples of Work Performed
- Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, data science, healthcare informatics, computer science or a recognized field which is directly related to the duties of this position.
- At least two years of experience working in an academic research environment, public health entity, healthcare company or managed care environment with a focus on analyzing large healthcare datasets.
- Expertise with SQL and SAS.
- Preferred 3-5 years of experience working in an academic research environment, public health entity, healthcare company or managed care environment with a focus on analyzing large healthcare datasets.
- Knowledge of healthcare industry coding (ICD classifications, CPT codes etc.).
- Expertise in R, Python, Tableau and other statistical, data management and data visualization languages/syntaxes.
- Prior experience developing analytic proposals and conducting descriptive and hypothesis-driven analyses using statistical software.
- Demonstrated strong scientific or technical writing skills.
- Must be a critical thinker who can successfully troubleshoot and solve problems by working collaboratively.
- Ability to communicate clearly about complex data topics, verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, apply and document data management methods.
- Experience with MS Access.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Posting Date: Apr 27, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing