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Associate Program Director -Instructor-Physician Scientist Program

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Dean's Office 

Instructor- Physician Scientist Program

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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

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

Nature of Work

This is a 1.0 FTE position for an Associate Program Director to oversee the creation and implementation of a new program to advance physician-scientists and improve the impact of translational research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  The goal of the program is to expand the pipeline for physician-scientists, improve retention, enhance recognition of physician-scientists, and foster the development of interdisciplinary and translational research.  This position will be located within the School of Medicine. 

Areas of Responsibility:

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

General program operations:

    Responsible for the overall financial, educational, and programmatic management of the Physician-Scientist and Translational Sciences Program in the School of Medicine.Provide oversight of grant programs and track success of grantees, including the Translational Research Scholars program and the CU ASPIRE Program.Provide oversight and integration of NIH R38 research training programs for residentsIntegrate research training programs during medical school, residency, and fellowshipEstablish mentorship program with scholarship oversight committee.Build and sustain community among physician-scientists through networking, social events, and scientific conferences.Oversee and administer annual physician-scientist symposium.Manage all personnel actions with respect to program employees, including the performance evaluation process, review and approval of leave usage and the administration of FMLA, ADA and worker’s compensation matters.Collaborate with SOM communications team for program marketing, including brochures, posters, coordination of website development and implementationDevelop working relationships across School of Medicine and the larger CU Anschutz community to increase visibility of the Physician-Scientist and Translational Sciences Program. 
Program development:

    Establish two-year program for post-baccalaureates contemplating a career in medicine or science to gain research experience.Expand competitive year-out research program options for medical students and housestaff.Build on existing summer research programs for undergraduates to explore research opportunities.Develop educational program focusing on the scientific and operational aspects of programmatic research including town halls and small group discussions.Create and implement five-year evaluation plan for Physician-Scientist and Translational Sciences Program.
Development and implementation of funding mechanisms:

    Establish Translational Research Scholars Program.Establish CU ASPIRE (CU Anschutz SOM Programmatic Incubator for Research) Program.Create and oversee peer review committees to determine awardees.Provide pre- and post-award support for programmatic research within the program.
Supervision Received:

This position will report to the Director of the Program.  

Supervision Exercised:

The Associate Director will supervise one program assistant.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at 100,000

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate 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:

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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.

Minimum Qualifications  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in science, public administration, business administration, or related field.  A doctoral degree is preferred.Five years of responsible financial, administrative, and supervisory experience in a university or healthcare setting.
Preferred Qualifications

    Demonstrated expertise in a field of scienceDemonstrated expertise in program developmentThorough understanding of academic medicine and the role of the physician-scientist
  • Prior management experience
  • Experience in grant management in an academic research environment
  • Experience in budgets preparation and oversight
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service skills.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.Ability to establish work priorities and handle multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate financial and administrative activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with patients, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to use various computer systems and software applications.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain effective lines of communication with other areas/departments/sponsors.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 10, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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