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University of Colorado Research Instructor in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Section of Endocrinology

Research Instructor

Position #00741896– Requisition #20223

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  • The University of Colorado 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 Department of Pediatrics, Section of Endocrinology has an opening for a full-time Research Instructor position.

Nature of Work:

  • This position will provide biostatistics consulting and collaboration for cancer-related researchers at University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is a key research-faculty position for the Cancer Center Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) in the Department of Pediatrics. This is a 1.0FTE (full-time) position. The incumbent in this position will work with investigators on all biostatistical aspects of the research process including the design of new studies including investigator initiated trials (IITs), structuring data collection systems, data analysis, and preparation of abstracts, talks, manuscripts, and grant proposals. In this role, the BBSR faculty member will interact and collaborate primarily with other clinical faculty on applied cancer related research projects throughout the University. This position may also involve collaboration with other biostatistics faculty at the University. In addition, this position may include opportunities to teach special topic workshops or seminar series.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here .

Position Emphasis:

  • Perform data management and statistical analysis on cancer related projects for the University of Colorado Cancer Center as a member of BBSR

  • Provide consultation on study designs including clinical trial designs

  • Create prediction models using classic logistic regression or machine learning approaches oProvide statistical consultation and data analysis to lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, colorectal and brain cancer-related projects

  • Develop data collection processes and quality control procedures oConduct protocol review oAssist with grant and trial proposal oProvide manuscript assistance for abstracts and publications

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at $65,000 to $85,000.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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 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.

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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.

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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:

  • Master of Science in Biostatistics, Applied Statistics, or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in biostatistical consulting (*experience in a graduate assistant position or postdoctoral fellow position may be eligible for consideration)

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in clinical trial designs and multivariate analyses (*experience in a graduate assistant position or postdoctoral fellow position may be eligible for consideration)

  • Experience with SAS and R

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal and sex-offender background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in biostatistical consulting in an academic, hospital, health care field, contract research organization (CRO) or pharmaceutical setting

  • PhD in Biostatistics, Applied Statistics, or related field

  • Prior experience working on federal grants

  • Prior experience in Git and Github for version control and Markdown for reproducible research

  • Prior experience with DBMS such a REDcap and Oncore


  • Knowledge of clinical trial designs and machine learning techniques

  • Proficiency with statistical modeling techniques (survival, logistic regression, GLM and longitudinal data analysis)

  • Proficiency with SAS or R statistical software

  • Ability to learn new statistical analysis techniques

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and standard data presentation packages such as LaTeX, Knitr or Markdown

  • Ability to handle multiple projects with various principal investigators simultaneously, within vigorous timelines

  • Excellent written communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to write statistical sections within publications and grant applications that are appropriate for the target audience

  • Ability to work collaboratively with minimal supervision and in a team atmosphere

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create/maintain positive working relationships with investigators, faculty, and staff

  • Strong attention to detail, with ability to problem solve and resolve questions/concerns with investigators, faculty, or other statisticians

  • Highly responsive and communicative, which includes the ability to provide updates/detailed reports to investigators and investigators

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Feb 22, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Michelle Drew


Posting Number 00741896

Req ID: 20223

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.