Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS Colorado School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics and InformaticsPostdoctoral Fellow   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: 3012 - COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Compliance ( Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. The 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. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Nature of WorkThe Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) has an opening for a full-time position at the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.  The focus of this position will be the development and implementation of novel statistical and computational methods motivated by work with the Weinberg Lab, headed by Dr. Adriana Weinberg. The work will involve both methodological research with Biostatistics and Informatics faculty and collaboration with investigators in Dr. Weinberg’s group. The incumbent will report directly to Dr. Debashis Ghosh. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a highly collaborative campus, and the specific collaborative direction will depend on the interests of the applicant.   The Department of Biostatistics and Informatics (BIOS) is one of five departments in the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH). Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students in the Department apply analytic methods, statistical reasoning and information management techniques to health data in medical and public health fields. These range from observational studies that are of a health services/epidemiological nature to genomics to imaging. Professional and research activities include the design and analysis in basic, applied and translational research, design and analysis of clinical trials, statistical consulting, development of new statistical methods, disease information services, research databases and more. 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 ReceivedThe Postdoctoral Fellow will be supervised by the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics and by the Director of ACCORDS. The Chair of Biostatistics and Informatics, other faculty in BIOS and senior faculty members in the ACCORDS Biostatistics Core are available for mentorship and guidance. Supervision ExercisedThis position can have limited supervisory responsibilities with early-career research instructors, professional research assistants, or graduate research assistants seeking MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD degrees. Examples of Work Performed
    Exploratory Data analysis of bioinformatics data.Development of new analytical pipelines for bioinformatics data. Building open-source software packages for the analysis of bioinformatics data.Developing new methods for analytical integration of multi-omics data.Writing collaborative manuscripts with the Weinberg Lab.  Writing grant proposals for bioinformatics research.
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research
  • Strong programming skills
  • Good organizational skills across individual projects, managing own workload
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with biomedical investigators and colleagues in the DBI, CSPH and more broadly with other units on the Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the DBI and CSPH
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
 Salary and BenefitsThe salary / salary range for this position has been established at $55,000 to $57,000. 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.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD/ ScD from an accredited college or university in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science or related field at the start of the postdoc.
  • Background in statistics, machine learning or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in statistical software R, Matlab, Python or equivalent
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with development of R packages or other software
  • Experience with Python or Julia
  • Minimum 1 year experience in high-throughput biological data analysis (e.g., microarrays, sequencing data).
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Sep 17, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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