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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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Post-Doctoral Fellow - 31644 Faculty

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Kempe Center

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Position #00757597 – Requisition #31644

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is accepting applications for a full time Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship designed to support the development of a Fellow who wishes to become an independent investigator in the field of child maltreatment and/or child welfare. Employment must begin no later than July 1st due to donor funding. We expect the candidate will be within 5-years of receiving a doctoral degree. The Fellow is expected to assist and collaborate on projects and programs at the Center, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in coursework, workshops and seminars toward the development of an independent program of research. There may also be opportunities for clinical supervision and as well as collaboration with several multidisciplinary, multi-university research groups. In addition, the Fellow will have opportunities to publish and to apply for external funding.

Current research projects at the Kempe Center focus on children who are at risk for or have experienced child maltreatment and/or other types of child trauma as well as youth-serving systems including child welfare, community mental health, and policy development. The recent projects, funded by both federal and local grants, have tested interventions in randomized controlled trials, conducted developmental risk research, evaluated effective strategies for community-based implementation of evidence-based child abuse and mental health practices, and studied the impact of major child welfare policies on the health, mental health, and development of youth.

Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research

Specific duties will vary depending on Fellow's interests, skill set, and current projects and needs at the Kempe Center. Faculty and program mentors will work with the Fellow to design a curriculum of educational activities and specific set of expectations including instructional activities, scholarly products, and Center program support activities. See examples below.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Data management and analysis
  • Grant based activities
  • Community training and program development activities
  • Collaborate with several multidisciplinary, multi-university research groups
  • Apply for internal/external funding
  • Participate in coursework, workshops, and seminars
  • Seminar development and some teaching

  • Work Location:

    Hybrid – this role is eligible for a hybrid schedule

    Why Join Us:

    The Kempe Center was the first academic center in the U.S. to focus on the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment. For the past 50 years, Kempe has promoted understanding, knowledge, and best practices to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect globally. Today we honor our legacy while looking ahead for ways to transform our field.

    It is our mission to improve the well-being of children and families.

    We ensure the integration of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work by way of discovery, leadership, action, accountability, evaluation, and transformation. In this way and through our work, we strengthen families, communities and the systems that serve them. We believe that abuse and neglect are preventable, and people are resilient. We are curious. We take a stand. We test assumptions. Our leadership in advocacy, research, education, and clinical work drives innovative strategies that transform the field. We are a catalyst, connecting people, information, and best practices to translate knowledge into action.

    Following the seminal work of Dr. C. Henry Kempe, the Kempe Center has built a reputation as a world leader in the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Through an equity lens, we lead through advocacy, research, education and clinical work to transform lives. Center impact areas include evidence-based and research informed approaches, transformative research, connecting with communities, workforce education and innovation, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), advocacy and clinical services.

    Some examples of our work in those areas include developing and testing new prevention and treatment programs, overseeing the implementation of established evidence-based programs, evaluating and diagnosing children who are suspected victims of abuse and neglect, training child welfare/protection professionals, and conducting studies that inform program development and public policy. Through funded projects and other collaborations, the Center has partnerships with the Department of Psychiatry, School of Public Health, the Kempe Foundation, the State of Colorado, and the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) to name a few.

    The Kempe Center is a section of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora. A significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver. CU Denver is our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver and located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets in this vibrant urban center.

    The University also houses the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (DPRG), an interdisciplinary group of developmental researchers in the Denver area, which has been continuously funded by an NIH training grant for over 30 years. These researchers meet regularly to share their ideas and knowledge with the goals of mutual stimulation, collaboration and support. Members of DPRG include psychologists, physicians, and biologists, as well as members of other disciplines who are engaged in research related to developmental processes. The School of Medicine is also home to the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) and the Harris Infant Mental Health Program. The CU Anschutz campus is also home to the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) where our expert faculty and students are changing the way public health professionals train and address the complex health issues spanning countries and cultures. The CSPH is redefining the way that public health issues are approached—working across systems to prevent and mitigate the impact of disease and injury. The CSPH research programs span the range of research in community health and violence prevention to epidemiology, including the epidemiology of child maltreatment and Kempe faculty share joint appointments with the school.

    The Kempe Center and the Department of Pediatrics both have a strong affiliation with The Children's Hospital, which hosts weekly pediatric and psychiatry grand rounds, continuing education courses, and ethics seminars, all of which are available to our researchers. The Department of Pediatrics is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The Children's Hospital houses one of the six NIH-sponsored Pediatric Clinical Translational Research Centers (CTRC). For 45 years, the CTRC has provided resources, training and infrastructure to faculty members who conduct exceptional clinical research. The CTRC receives approximately $3.6 million annually in direct NIH funding, which helps to support the more than 150 research protocols that are active at the Center at any one time.

    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: https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=4736011&targetURL=University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

    Department: Kempe Center

    Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Position #00757597 – Requisition #31644

    Job Summary:

    The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is accepting applications for a full time Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship designed to support the development of a Fellow who wishes to become an independent investigator in the field of child maltreatment and/or child welfare. Employment must begin no later than July 1st due to donor funding. We expect the candidate will be within 5-years of receiving a doctoral degree. The Fellow is expected to assist and collaborate on projects and programs at the Center, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in coursework, workshops and seminars toward the development of an independent program of research. There may also be opportunities for clinical supervision and as well as collaboration with several multidisciplinary, multi-university research groups. In addition, the Fellow will have opportunities to publish and to apply for external funding.

    Current research projects at the Kempe Center focus on children who are at risk for or have experienced child maltreatment and/or other types of child trauma as well as youth-serving systems including child welfare, community mental health, and policy development. The recent projects, funded by both federal and local grants, have tested interventions in randomized controlled trials, conducted developmental risk research, evaluated effective strategies for community-based implementation of evidence-based child abuse and mental health practices, and studied the impact of major child welfare policies on the health, mental health, and development of youth.

    Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research

    Specific duties will vary depending on Fellow's interests, skill set, and current projects and needs at the Kempe Center. Faculty and program mentors will work with the Fellow to design a curriculum of educational activities and specific set of expectations including instructional activities, scholarly products, and Center program support activities. See examples below.

    Examples of Work Performed
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Data management and analysis
  • Grant based activities
  • Community training and program development activities
  • Collaborate with several multidisciplinary, multi-university research groups
  • Apply for internal/external funding
  • Participate in coursework, workshops, and seminars
  • Seminar development and some teaching

  • Work Location:

    Hybrid – this role is eligible for a hybrid schedule

    Why Join Us:

    The Kempe Center was the first academic center in the U.S. to focus on the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment. For the past 50 years, Kempe has promoted understanding, knowledge, and best practices to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect globally. Today we honor our legacy while looking ahead for ways to transform our field.

    It is our mission to improve the well-being of children and families.

    We ensure the integration of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work by way of discovery, leadership, action, accountability, evaluation, and transformation. In this way and through our work, we strengthen families, communities and the systems that serve them. We believe that abuse and neglect are preventable, and people are resilient. We are curious. We take a stand. We test assumptions. Our leadership in advocacy, research, education, and clinical work drives innovative strategies that transform the field. We are a catalyst, connecting people, information, and best practices to translate knowledge into action.

    Following the seminal work of Dr. C. Henry Kempe, the Kempe Center has built a reputation as a world leader in the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Through an equity lens, we lead through advocacy, research, education and clinical work to transform lives. Center impact areas include evidence-based and research informed approaches, transformative research, connecting with communities, workforce education and innovation, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), advocacy and clinical services.

    Some examples of our work in those areas include developing and testing new prevention and treatment programs, overseeing the implementation of established evidence-based programs, evaluating and diagnosing children who are suspected victims of abuse and neglect, training child welfare/protection professionals, and conducting studies that inform program development and public policy. Through funded projects and other collaborations, the Center has partnerships with the Department of Psychiatry, School of Public Health, the Kempe Foundation, the State of Colorado, and the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) to name a few.

    The Kempe Center is a section of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora. A significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver. CU Denver is our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver and located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets in this vibrant urban center.

    The University also houses the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (DPRG), an interdisciplinary group of developmental researchers in the Denver area, which has been continuously funded by an NIH training grant for over 30 years. These researchers meet regularly to share their ideas and knowledge with the goals of mutual stimulation, collaboration and support. Members of DPRG include psychologists, physicians, and biologists, as well as members of other disciplines who are engaged in research related to developmental processes. The School of Medicine is also home to the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) and the Harris Infant Mental Health Program. The CU Anschutz campus is also home to the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) where our expert faculty and students are changing the way public health professionals train and address the complex health issues spanning countries and cultures. The CSPH is redefining the way that public health issues are approached—working across systems to prevent and mitigate the impact of disease and injury. The CSPH research programs span the range of research in community health and violence prevention to epidemiology, including the epidemiology of child maltreatment and Kempe faculty share joint appointments with the school.

    The Kempe Center and the Department of Pediatrics both have a strong affiliation with The Children's Hospital, which hosts weekly pediatric and psychiatry grand rounds, continuing education courses, and ethics seminars, all of which are available to our researchers. The Department of Pediatrics is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. The Children's Hospital houses one of the six NIH-sponsored Pediatric Clinical Translational Research Centers (CTRC). For 45 years, the CTRC has provided resources, training and infrastructure to faculty members who conduct exceptional clinical research. The CTRC receives approximately $3.6 million annually in direct NIH funding, which helps to support the more than 150 research protocols that are active at the Center at any one time.

    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: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness.

    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.

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate and/or MD in one of these fields of study: psychology, behavioral sciences, psychiatry, public health, epidemiology, medicine, demography, social work, or other related field
    • 1+ year of research experience in area(s) of child/adolescent development, mental health research, intervention development, epidemiology, health or social service policy, implementation/dissemination research, or related fields
    • 1+ year of experience with computer software including Microsoft Office products, reference products (e.g., EndNote) and one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, MPlus)

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • 1+ year of experience specifically in the area of child maltreatment research
    • 1+ year of publication experience
    • 1+ year of experience working on funded research
    • 1+ year of demonstrated success in collaborating with diverse constituencies

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently within a research setting
    • Strong research skills and reasoning ability
    • Ability to manage time effectively while concurrently working on multiple projects
    • Ability to publish scholarly works and submit for research funding
    • Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion based on the position's responsibilities

    How to Apply:

    For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
    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.
    4. Proof of Degree (diploma or transcript)
    5. In addition, please submit the following: One recommendation letter sent directly to: Terri Lewis 13123 E. 16th Ave, B390 Aurora, CO 80045 terri.lewis@childrenscolorado.org.

    Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.

    Questions should be directed to Terri Lewis, terri.lewis@childrenscolorado.org.

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Two weeks from the posting date and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply within two weeks of the position being posted.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

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

    $56,484-$72,000

    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. Salary will be commensurate with NIH post-doctoral funding guidelines. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

    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: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

    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 hr.adacoordinator@cuanschutz.edu​.

    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 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.


    Qualifications
    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Proof of Degree (diploma or transcript) In addition, please submit the following: One recommendation letter sent directly to: Terri Lewis 13123 E. 16th Ave, B390 Aurora, CO 80045 terri.lewis@childrenscolorado.org.

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20932 - SOM-PEDS Kempe-GenOps

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Oct 26, 2023

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Terri Lewis Posting Contact Email: terri.lewis@childrenscolorado.org Position Number: 00757597





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