Research Assistant Professor

Colorado School of Public Health
Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Biostatistics and Informatics
Research Assistant Professor
The Department of Biostatistics and Informatics has an opening for a full-time position at the rank of research assistant professor. This position will be based primarily at ACCORDS- the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science-a program that is jointly funded by the School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado to support the growth of outcomes and T3-T4 translational research. ACCORDS serves as a center for health care professionals, researchers and analysts from across the University to pool skills and talents to pursue health outcomes research and education. In addition, ACCORDS fosters strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including Denver Health, Kaiser Permanente, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment and other health care delivery systems and many community organizations. ACCORDS has p rograms in Dissemination and Implementation Science, Education, and Community Engagement and Outreach , as well as Methodological Cores in Qualitative Science, Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs), Biostatistics for Health Services Research, Analytic Health Information Technology (HIT) and mobile health.
The position will include opportunities in collaborative research with health outcomes researchers, original research in health services, and/or biostatistical methodology, along with teaching in the ACCORDS sponsored fellowships. The ACCORDS Center includes over 70 faculty members based in several academic departments and at affiliated institutions. In addition, the faculty member will be part of the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics (DBI), one of five departments in the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH). Faculty and students in the department apply analytic methods, statistical reasoning and information management techniques to health data in medical and public health fields. Professional and research activities include the design and analysis of basic, application and translational research and clinical trials, statistical consulting, development of new statistical methods, disease information services, research databases and more.
Supervision Received:
The faculty member will be supervised by the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics with additional mentoring and direction from the Director of ACCORDS and senior faculty members in the ACCORDS Biostatistics Core. . The Chair of Biostatistics and Informatics and other faculty in DBI are available for mentorship and guidance.
Supervision Exercised
This position can have limited supervisory responsibilities with early-career research instructors, professional research assistants, or graduate research assistants seeking MS or PhD degrees.
Examples of Work Performed
Responsibilities for the faculty member may include but are not limited to (1) Participate in collaborative research, including grant and paper writing, developing analytic plans, supervising up to three Masters' level data analysts; (2) Teach and mentor Fellows and junior faculty in ACCORD programs; (3) Develop his or her applied biostatistical methods research in their focused area of interest, eventually seeking funding for that research whenever possible. With respect to the department of Biostatistics and Informatics, the faculty member will have some service obligations and might engage in teaching activities as negotiated with the Chair of the Biostatistics and Informatics department.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
+ Strong knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research
+ Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (such as SAS, R, S-Plus, Python, MATLAB and/or SPSS)
+ Good organizational skills across individual projects, managing own work load
+ 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
+ Strong knowledge of statistical computing and/or Bayesian inference
Minimum Qualifications:
+ PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, applied mathematics or related fields
+ Or equivalent PhD Degree that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preferred Requirements
+ 2 years of research experience
+ Expertise in big data' analysis with primary areas of interest including electronic health records, pragmatic trial design including cluster-randomized trials, advanced techniques to approach causal inference and confounding in observational studies, and structural equation modeling
+ Evidence of independent research through publications.
+ Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the biostatistics elements of clinical or translational research projects.
+ Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary for this position is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below
Application Materials Instructions:
Applications are accepted electronically atCU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 06828
When applying, applicants must include:
+ A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications including -Summary of research accomplishments - Statement of research interests and goals - History of funding for research or teaching
+ A current Resume/CV
+ The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
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