Post-Doctoral Fellow - 19925 Faculty Description University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Emergency Medicine Post-doctoral Fellow
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. Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work
The Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative
at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health is recruiting one outstanding early-career stage research investigator to undertake an intensive two- or three-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research focusing on the prevention of firearm suicide, including in high-risk military populations. The Initiative, led by Marian (Emmy) Betz, MD, MPH, has active lines of funding from federal sources and foundations. Current relevant projects involve: qualitative and quantitative methods; collaboration with firearm instructors, retailers and organizations; decision science; development and testing of messaging; and implementation of firearm injury prevention interventions in clinical and community settings. The projects engage a multi-disciplinary team of investigators and trainees, as well as collaborators across the country. Current and future projects involve examination of firearm suicide prevention in specific populations (e.g., active-duty military and Veterans; older adults with dementia; emergency department patients) and the general US public. Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research
The position will be awarded on a competitive basis to an individual who has completed a doctoral degree program (M.D., Ph.D., Dr.PH., or equivalent) and have demonstrated commitment and interest in firearm injury prevention research, either as their primary career focus or as an element of a broader research career. The primary age group of interest for this research funding and training opportunity is adults.
Our program of research for firearm suicide prevention will be the core activity of the fellowship. Specific areas of interest for research include adaptation of training and interventions for use in military and various clinical or community settings. Additional areas of general interest include the epidemiology of firearm suicide, risk and protective factors, and the effect of education or other interventions on firearm storage behaviors.
The fellow will collaborate in ongoing research that is being conducted as a component of this postdoctoral fellowship and will have an opportunity to collaborate both on ongoing projects within and through analyses of their own, all with mentoring by Dr. Betz and other study investigators. The specific content of the fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals and objectives of the fellow. The University of Colorado provides a robust program of seminars and other learning and teaching opportunities for postdoctoral scholars. Special conditions of employment:
Salary and Benefits:
- Funding for this position requires that the selected individual hold US citizenship or a US permanent residence (as funding is through federal grants)
The salary range for this position has been established at $52,704-$64,008.
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
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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. Qualifications Minimum Requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field of study (psychology, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social work, nursing, anthropology, law, economics).
- Minimum of 2 year(s) experience in relevant research, including published manuscripts (as co-author or first author); may be included in doctoral degree training time
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience and familiarity with firearm safety concepts
- Prior military service and/or experience conducting research with military or Veteran populations
- Basic familiarity with United States "gun culture" and state and federal firearm policies or laws (especially as related to firearm transfers)
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
- Proven ability to work independently within a research lab, including during periods of remote work (when required by COVID-19 restrictions)
- Demonstrated ability proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research skills
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers
, refer to requisition ID: 19925
When applying, applicants must include:
- A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
- A current Resume/CV
- The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.
Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. Job Category
: Faculty Primary Location
: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20353 - SOM-EM MED CLINICAL Schedule
: Full-time Posting Date
: Jan 21, 2021 Unposting Date
: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Marian Betz Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
Position Number: 00780606
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