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: Injury Epidemiologist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Aurora, Colorado 80045, United States
Subject Areas: Public Health
Global Health / Global Health
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/03/04, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

Injury Epidemiologist 
Department of Emergency Medicine

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The University of Colorado Denver 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. 

Nature of Work: The Department of Emergency Medicine has an opening for a self-motivated, hardworking, engaged individual to fill the position of Injury Epidemiologist. The incumbent will work as a research associate in a global health trauma research program in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. 

The Principal Investigator (Dr. Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD) conducts research related to emergency trauma care in resource-constrained settings internationally. This will be a highly collaborative and exciting position working closely with the PI and key stakeholders to help shape research questions, to design future studies, to develop analytic plan and models, to conduct analyses, and to write manuscripts, grants and reports. 

Current project areas in the Principal Investigator’s (PI’s) portfolio of work include: epidemiologic studies that characterize clinical exposures 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 traumatic conditions and predict specific health outcomes. These studies occur in trauma care systems predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current focus on South Africa. The principal investigator will be expanding his work to conduct multi-national comparative trauma epidemiologic research and preventable mortality studies. These studies are grant funded by federal agencies (e.g., US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health) and non-governmental foundations. 

The incumbent will also interact remotely with domestic and international stakeholders and leaders in the field. Although domestic and international travel are not required, there will be opportunity for international travel to the research site to help enrichen the incumbent’s contextual perspective, and there will be travel opportunities for conference presentations. Candidates with doctoral degrees in epidemiology, specifically with injury epidemiology experience, are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior global health scientific or international project experience is not required. 

The main duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Injury Epidemiology Scientist duties: 
    • Maintain detailed understanding of PI’s scientific project portfolio
    • Understand gaps and objectives in PI project portfolio topic areas
    • Understand the content and focus areas that are relevant to potential funders
    • Understand epidemiology and burden of disease in the target study population
    • Work with PI to play an integral role in the full research lifecycle, including:
      • Formulate relevant scientific research questions
      • Develop feasible research approach and realistic analytic plans
      • Perform relevant power and/or sample size estimates
      • Prepare and/or simulate relevant analytic models
      • Assist with development and testing of research tools
      • Assist with preparing study protocols and IRB documents
      • Assist with conducting interim and final data analyses
      • Clearly write up scientific findings that are audience-appropriate
      • Participate in presentation and dissemination of findings
    • Scientific writing will include, but not be limited, to the following areas:
      • Grant applications
      • Peer reviewed manuscripts
      • Scientific and technical reports
      • Conference abstracts or presentations
      • Updating research documents (e.g., protocols, progress reports)
Professional Field:
Injury, trauma, epidemiology, public health, health sciences, clinical research, behavioral health, and global health.

Supervision Received:
Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration and guidance from the Principal Investigator (PI), the Injury Epidemiology Scientist will perform research and scientific duties within the PI’s lab as a research associate. 

Supervision Exercised:
The position may be responsible for lightly supervising professional research assistants (PRAs) and students (undergraduate and graduate) working with the PI.  The role of supervision will be closely related to scientific duties, primarily interpreting data, writing methodology sections, and assistance with scientific or technical writing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Independent judgement and self-directed work capabilities.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and hardworking approach to work.
  • Effectively communicate with faculty, PRAs, trainees and administrators on a regular basis.
  • 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.
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $60,000 to $95,000.

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.

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.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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. 

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.

Qualifications - External
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree (PhD or DrPH) in epidemiology.
  • Prior experience conducting trauma/injury research.
  • Scientific writing experience (e.g., manuscripts, abstracts, or reports).
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in clinical trials.
  • Experience with large data sets.
  • Experience with institutional review board applications and protocols.
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