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University of Colorado Research Instructor in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery – Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Research Instructor

Position #00757248



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.

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, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is 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.

/A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here./

Position Emphasis:

This is a Health Services Research position in the Department of Surgery. The primary project will be independent analysis of the At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program at Denver Health, a hospital-based violence intervention program. The position will involve some data collection through interviewing patients, along with research design and analysis of collected data, and independent, unbiased assessment of program endpoints and effectiveness. The University of Colorado Denver will complete research within the Design and Implementation Research Framework to allow for iterative changes of the program based on this feedback, as well as providing reports to the Department of Justice as may be required.

This research instructor is expected to provide high-level, professional and scientifically rigorous design and analysis support. The research instructor will be expected to work independently with research groups and mentor and supervise more junior analysts, data managers, and medical students. They will serve as lead biostatistician and exhibit their team science contributions through submission of applied abstracts and perhaps lead on collaborative publications. The research instructor in this position will consult and collaborate with investigators on all aspects of the research process, including: design of new studies (sample size and analysis planning), data management, data pre-processing, complex programming, analysis implementation and data visualization, and dissemination of results. This individual is expected to co-author abstracts, oral and poster presentations, and scientific manuscripts. Experience with qualitative analysis and mixed-methods analysis is preferred.

Supervision Received:

The Research Instructor position will be supervised by the Research Director.

Supervision Exercised:

The Research Instructor may have supervisory responsibilities with graduate students, Professional Research Assistants (PRA), medical students, and residents.

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Examples of Work Performed:

Patient interviews, analysis of program endpoints, design and implementation frameworks. Initially more data collection, progressing to increased responsibilities and supervision of PRAs as the program grows.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary 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 Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An MS in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, computational biology, or a related field

  • Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (e.g. SAS, R).

  • Strong programming skills in multiple languages including several of Java, C , Scala, R, Perl, Python, Bash, C, or others

  • At least 3 years of experience as an analytic consultant/collaborator.

  • Evidence of independence/leadership on research teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data management and integration of data sources.

  • Experience writing reproducible data processing pipelines.

  • 4 years of post-graduate research experience as an analyst.

  • Experience serving as a data analyst or computational biologist on multiple projects.

  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Strong knowledge of statistical and/or computational biology principles relevant in medical research.

  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and apply quantitative analytical approaches.

  • Ability to investigate the properties of statistical/computational methodology through simulation or other means.

  • Strong programming skills in multiple languages including several of Java, C , Scala, R, Perl, Python, Bash, C, or others

  • Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (such as SAS, R).

  • An ability to work with high performance computing environments and cloud computing.

  • Good organizational skills across multiple projects, managing own work load, self-directed.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of biomedical investigators and colleagues.

  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully contribute to the analytic elements of multiple projects simultaneously.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Research Instructor

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15380

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