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Research Instructor

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Research Instructor - 31254 Research Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Health Systems, Management & Policy

Job Title: Research Instructor

Position #:00816063 – Requisition #:31254

*Please note: This position is open to current University of Colorado employees only*

Job Summary:

This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE) at the rank of Research Instructor at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy (HSMP), and the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

The PHSR has a health services research/data-intensive component and a behavioral science component. The PHSR data component supports access to, and expertise in, data management, statistical analyses, and mapping/data visualization of population-based databases (e.g., Cancer registry data, SEER-Medicare, All-Payers Claims Database, electronic health records). The behavioral science component supports research involving patient and community-focused approaches, including qualitative methods (e.g., individual interviews and focus groups), survey design, accrual and data collection in clinic and community settings, medical record review and extraction, psychometrics, and participatory research.

Key Responsibilities:
    Provide scientifically rigorous database management and statistical analysis for multiple grant funded research projects. Provide scientific guidance to investigators and analysts. Provide expertise and leadership in study oversight, data management, data analysis and manuscript preparation. Collaborate with Principal Investigators and other stakeholders to discuss project needs. Provide input into publications and interdepartmental projects, including grant proposals. Conduct analysis of SEER, SEER-Medicare linked data, All-Payers Claims Databases, and other sources of population data, including electronic health records. Oversee progress of projects assigned to PHSR staff and report on progress of projects to the Directors and/or users as needed. Provide direct supervision of shared resource staff along with the core Administrator and Cancer Center Operation team. In collaboration with PHSR Directors, create new services and strategic plans, including the acquisition of new datasets and other research tools to improve cancer prevention and control research. In collaboration with PHSR Directors, promote the PHSR among Cancer Center members and university. Identify issues related to operational efficiency and share results with leadership. Independently prepare presentation materials for internal and external advisory boards Promote the PHSR among Cancer Center members and university. Other duties as assigned.

Why Join Us:

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, occupational and environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.

The ColoradoSPH strives to promote diversity and equity and to be a model of inclusive excellence. We are committed to enhancing diversity among our faculty and strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

The University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center headquartered at the Anschutz Medical Campus and part of the CU School of Medicine. It is Colorado's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center's clinical care sites are UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America's top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center includes six institutional partners made up of approximately 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three healthcare delivery institutions.

The CU Cancer Center's vision is to "Prevent and conquer cancer. Together." We do this through our mission statement of "uniting our community to overcome cancer through innovation, discovery, prevention, early detection, multidisciplinary care and education."

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community 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.
    Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, economics, health services research, epidemiology, or related quantitative field. Three years of experience using databases and statistical software (SAS and/or Stata) for analysis and cancer research using Cancer Registry (state or SEER) datasets and medical claims (e.g., SEER-Medicare, Medicare and/or Medicaid claims, All-Payer Claims Databases)

Preferred Qualifications:
    PhD degree in biostatistics, statistics, economics, health services research, epidemiology, or related quantitative field. Experience with statistical analysis and programming including SAS, Stata, and mapping software (ArcGIS, Tableau) Experience conducting cancer prevention and control research. Experience supervising team members Experience working with multiple data sources including large administrative databases and medical records. Experience working with cancer registry data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Knowledge of health services research, program evaluation, or other patient outcomes research methods Extensive knowledge and skills with database management and analysis. Excellent verbal and communication skills. Collaborative work skills Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks on tight deadlines. Ability to work independently.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position.

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume

3. Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to: Jason Quinn,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until 5 days after posting.

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

$75,000 to $115,000

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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

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.

Total Compensation Calculator:

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21439 - CSPH-HSMP General Ops

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 20, 2023

Unposting Date: Sep 26, 2023, 5:59:00 AM Posting Contact Name: Jason Quinn Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00816063

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