University of Colorado Anschutz, Emergency Medicine/ C3 Global Trauma Network: Cape-Colorado-Combat

Position ID:University of Colorado Anschutz-Emergency Medicine/ C3 Global Trauma Network: Cape-Colorado-Combat-RESEARCHASSOCIATE [#18255]
Position Title: Applied Health Services Researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Aurora, Colorado 80045, United States
Subject Areas: Public Health
Global Health / Global Health
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/08/13, updated 2021/03/04, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

Univeristy of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus

Applied Health Services Researcher

Department of Emergency Medicine, SOM

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Nature of Work:

The Department of Emergency Medicine is excited to recruit a doctoral-level, quantitatively-oriented, applied health services researcher to contribute to human subjects research on health systems for treating life-threatening injuries. This position will serve as a key part of the research team in a School of Medicine global health and injury outcomes research program.  The researcher in this position will be appointed to, and build a career at, the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

The successful candidate will be supervised by a physician and principal investigator, Dr. Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD. Funding support comes from multi-year program and project grants from federal sources (e.g., US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health) and non-governmental foundations. This research team focuses on studies related to emergency and trauma care for life-threatening injuries in resource-constrained settings internationally. Current studies in resource-limited settings focus on South Africa. The candidate will be part of a highly collaborative and exciting team, and will be supervised and mentored by Dr. Mould-Millman, other faculty and staff co-investigators, and key stakeholders. Together with the team, this candidate will contribute to current and future research questions, quantitative analyses, and manuscript writing for peer-review, external grant funding, and progress reports.

This position will focus on the research team’s funded work, and also allow opportunities for the candidate to pursue and possibly lead specific new analyses or projects. The University of Colorado has a mentoring culture and an extensive infrastructure for education, training, and career development. The successful candidate will have access to multiple learning opportunities and ways to build their research career over time. This candidate may want to work in research on a team, or build a track record towards more of an independent research career; in all cases, in addition to the planned work, the candidate will co-develop a career development plan for their own professional growth.

We seek candidates with excellent training and experience with quantitative data; we would be especially enthusiastic about candidates with some exposure to clinical data; injury/mortality/morbidity data; administrative claims; community epidemiologic data; multivariable models; repeated measures, and longitudinal data.  Current project areas in the PI’s portfolio of work include: epidemiologic studies of clinical interventions and modifiable factors that lead to poor outcomes amongst injured populations; clinical and educational interventions that may improve patient outcomes; dissemination and implementation science; and improving methods to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of injuries and predict specific health outcomes.

The successful candidate will join a high functioning, energetic, and established research team in Colorado (including the PI, Project Manager, Professional Research Assistants, and a PhD biostatistician), and interact remotely with domestic and international stakeholders and leaders in the field. There will be a focus on developing analytic models and analyzing existing datasets from observational studies and interventional trials assessing the effect of health interventions on outcomes. The candidate will co-author manuscripts, and take a lead role in quantitative and analytic sections of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals (with close support from the PI and the research team). Although domestic and international travel are not required, there will be opportunity for international travel to the research site and professional research conference presentations for educational and career development opportunities.

Candidates with methodological skills and quantitative experience are welcome from all different methodological backgrounds, such as those with doctoral degrees in health services and systems related fields (e.g., health services research, behavioral or social sciences, epidemiology, sociology, demography, economics, community psychology, public health) are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior specific experience in injury epidemiology or global health are desirable but are not required; this team will be excited to engage you in this important work and teach this new team member about the applied area of research. Prior completion of a post-doctoral fellowship program is also desirable but not required, for this position.

The main duties and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Health Services Researcher duties:
    • Work with PI and research team to play an integral role in the full research lifecycle, including:
      • Lead the analytic planning/multivariate model building for existing quantitative datasets
      • Assist with preparing study protocols and human subjects/institutional review board documents
      • Assist with conducting interim and final data analyses
      • Prepare and draft findings for scientific audiences
      • Participate in presentation and dissemination of findings
    • Scholarly writing will include, but not be limited, to the following areas:
      • Methods/analysis sections of grant applications, peer reviewed manuscripts, and scientific and technical reports
      • Conference abstracts or presentations
      • Updating relevant sections of research documents (e.g., protocols)
      • Other duties as assigned

Professional Field:

Advanced training in health services and systems related fields (e.g., health services research, behavioral or social sciences, epidemiology, sociology, demography, economics, community psychology, public health, health outcomes research, population science, epidemiology, global health, health sciences, and clinical investigations.

Supervision Received:

Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration and guidance from the PI, the Applied Health Services Researcher will perform research and scientific duties within the PI’s lab as at an appropriate appointed position in the Research Series.

Supervision Exercised:

As a team science lab, this position will require coordination with, and possible light supervision for, professional research assistants (PRAs) and students (undergraduate and graduate) formally supervised by the PI.  Oversight or guidance would focus on research related areas of expertise such as analyzing and interpreting data, methods and results sections of documents, and scientific technical writing.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) has been established at $70,000-$85,000. 

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in field, expected to be doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, or ScD).
  • Experience with quantitative analysis.
  • Experience with scholarly writing such as peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral fellowship training, especially with external grant-writing experience.
  • Experience with conducting multivariable analyses, including design and implementing code. Experience analyzing and writing about studies using large data sets.
  • Experience with analysis of survey data.
  • Experience with human subjects medical research, especially injury studies.
  • Experience with global health research, especially focused in African or lower income regions.
    Experience with human subject review/institutional review board applications and protocols.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Independent judgement and self-directed work capabilities.
  • Efficient and hardworking approach to work.
  • Organized and goal-orientation.
    Effectively communicate with team members of all levels.
    Exercise cultural sensitivity and competency when interacting with international personnel.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple and competing deadlines.
    Experience working in a collaborative, diverse team environment.
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:22349

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. 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
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Aug 12, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: John Perry
Posting Contact Email:
Position Number: 00786851

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