University of Colorado Research Instructor in Aurora, Colorado
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Nature of Work
The Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, has an opening for a Research Instructor. The person who is selected for this position will contribute to research and evaluation activities within the Department. The work includes two distinct domains: (1) direction and management of the statistical unit of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and other CBH projects (ca.80% effort), and (2) teaching and mentoring of students (ca. 20% effort).
(1) The incumbent will be responsible for the design and implementation of data management plans and statistical analysis and reporting from a large, periodic complex-sample population survey. Activities include programing to merge data from multiple sources and formats; designing data cleaning plans; constructing variables according to specifications provided by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention; maintaining accurate codebooks and crosswalk-documents across waves of the survey; designing and programming automated reporting templates; and designing and implementing a data quality assurance plan. The incumbent will also contribute statistical expertise to other CBH projects. The individual is expected to contribute to the development of research questions, design of analysis plans, drafting of manuscripts for peer-review, and development of grant and contract proposals.
(2) The incumbent will teach BIOS 6603 or BIOS 6604 (Statistical Computing Using SAS or SPSS) one to three times per year and will be responsible for mentoring CBH MPH students during the completion of their capstone projects. Additional student mentoring activities include serving as a capstone advisor or informal mentor, serving on master thesis committees, and mentoring student employees in data management and statistical analysis.
Behavioral Science and Public Health
The incumbent will be supervised by Arnold Levinson, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health.
Examples of Work Performed
Write analytic software programs for merging, cleaning, and data manipulation
Design quality-assurance guidelines
Review other programmers' and students’ code for accuracy and efficiency
Design automated reporting templates using SAS or other software
Perform statistical analyses with complex-sample data
Design research questions and analyses; draft manuscripts for peer review
Teach biostatistics and / or biostatistical computing
Salary and benefits
The salary range for this position is commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttp://www.cu.edu/employee-services
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Master's degree in statistics or MPH with biostatistics concentration
Terminal in related field (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH) or at least three years of tested experience (i.e., outside of the classroom) relevant to the discipline and content being taught
Advanced knowledge of SAS, including construction of macros and use of program calls
Two years of experience managing and analyzing complex-sample databases and large multi-year public health datasets
9 months (i.e., two semesters) of teaching experience in a classroom setting and/or mentorship of students.
- Experience collaborating on peer-reviewed publications and / or grant proposals.
Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus
Title: Research Instructor
Requisition ID: 13224