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Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department of Pediatrics | Section of Endocrinology

Cancer Center Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR)

Assistant Professor

Position #00786617– Requisition #22312

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado 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.

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology has an opening for a full-time Assistant Professor position.

Nature of Work:

  • This position will provide high-level, professional, and scientifically rigorous biostatistical consultation and collaboration support to cancer researchers at University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is a key full-time faculty position for the Cancer Center Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR).
  • The incumbent in this position will collaborate with investigators on all biostatistical aspects of the research process: the design of new studies including investigator-initiated trials (IITs), structuring data collection systems, data analysis, preparation of abstracts and presentations, and developing manuscripts and grant proposals. S/he may also collaborate with other biostatistics faculties at the University. Also, this position may have opportunities to teach special topic workshops or seminar series.
  • The collaboration needs are varied. Areas of focus could include design and analysis of:
  • 1) electronic health records and administrative data;
  • 2) high throughput data;
  • 3) general clinical research, including clinical trials. The individual will sometimes be presented with new and challenging data requiring state-of-the-art methodologies and novel solutions.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Position Emphasis:

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

  • Perform data management and statistical analysis on cancer-related projects
  • Provide consultation on study designs, including clinical trial designs
  • Develop prediction models using classic regression or machine learning approaches
  • Perform data analysis, including confounding adjustment
  • Develop data collection processes and quality control procedures
  • Conduct protocol review
  • Assist with grant and trial proposals
  • Provide manuscript assistance for abstracts and publications
  • Develop new statistical methodologies or apply newly developed statistical approaches to appropriate cancer-related research projects
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $105,000 to $120.000.

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 (or hiring 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.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

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.

The 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in biostatistics, statistics, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, or related fields.
  • One year of consulting/collaborative experience in graduate training or a post-doctoral position.
  • Experience in statistical software R, Python, SAS, or equivalent.
Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of consulting/collaborative research experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the data analytic elements of clinical or translational research projects.
  • Experience with machine learning approaches.
  • Experience with high-dimensional biological data analysis.
  • Experience with Bayesian statistics methods.

  • Strong knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research.
  • Prior data analytic experience, including data cleaning, modeling to identify statistically significant associations and data visualization.
  • Prior experience in writing data analysis plans, power analyses, and research grant applications.
  • Evidence of an ability to conduct method research or investigate the validity of new methods in new area of study.
  • Evidence of developing data analysis techniques or pipelines and applying them in new situations.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and apply quantitative analytical approaches.
  • Strong programming skills in multiple languages including R, Python, SAS, or others.
  • Experience with high-performance computing environments.
  • Good organizational skills across individual projects, managing own workload.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of biomedical investigators and colleagues.
  • An innate desire to learn new methods and technologies and adapt to the demands of a fast paced and ever-evolving research environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving and resolve questions/concerns with investigators, faculty, or other statisticians.
  • Highly responsive and communicative, including updates/detailed reports to investigators.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create/maintain positive working relationships with investigators, faculty, and staff.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 5, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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