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University of Colorado ACCORDS Biostatistician Core Lead - Open Rank in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado – School of Medicine

ACCORDS Biostatistician Core Lead

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 Department of Family Medicine and the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado seek a faculty member with health-related research experience and expertise in biostatistics. Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor are preferred, but candidates at the Assistant Professor level with at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience will be given full consideration. Specific areas of interest include expertise in pragmatic trials, step-wedge designs, longitudinal data, causal inference, cluster-randomized trials, and analysis of electronic health records.

This faculty position will have their academic affiliation in the Department of Family Medicine and will lead a well-established Biostatics core in ACCORDS, a research center supporting the advancement of health services research and T3-T4 translational research that is jointly funded by the School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute. ACCORDS serves as the focal point for health care professionals, researchers and analysts from across the Anschutz Medical Campus to foster multidisciplinary collaborations that bring together our campus’ diverse skills and talents to pursue health services research and education. In addition, ACCORDS cultivates strong research and educational collaborations with external partners including the University of Colorado School of Public Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, UCHealth , other health care delivery systems, community organizations, and state and local government agencies. ACCORDS has programs in Dissemination and Implementation Science, Patient-Centered Decision Making, Education, Data Science and Community Engagement and Outreach, as well as cores in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Science, Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), Biostatistics for Health Services Research, and Mobile Health and Health Information Technology (HIT).

The successful candidate will lead the ACCORDS Biostatistics Core and have opportunities to collaborate with over 70 ACCORDS affiliated faculty and other health services researchers from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health, Dental Medicine and the College of Nursing. In addition to leading this research core, the candidate will be funded to consult with faculty regarding applied research and will engage in collaborative research as well as develop and conduct original methodological research if they desire. They will support proposals to secure external funding, and contribute to our educational mission including teaching post-docs and faculty across the various ACCORDS sponsored fellowships and other educational programs across campus.

The Department of Family Medicine is one of the premier primary care research departments in the US and internationally. Research programs in the Department include programs in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Community Engaged Research, Implementation Science, Integrated Behavioral Health, Practice Innovation, and Practice-Based Research Networks.

This is a full-time, 12-month position, to start as soon as possible with substantial non-grant secure funding for consultation and development roles. The Biostatistics Core will be essential in achieving ACCORDS’s research and educational missions.

This posting seeks experienced individuals with prior independent research experience and funding. Experience at the federal level (e.g., R awards at NIH/AHRQ or equivalent) is required. The position will involve significant consulting with and mentoring other faculty on relevant research methods, grant applications, and publications. The rank of appointment, within the School of Medicine will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities / Examples of Work Performed

  • Direct the Biostatistics Core within ACCORDS. The purpose of the Core is to provide mentorship and consultation for faculty and fellows, work collaboratively to support proposal development, secure external funding and publication activities as well as to develop a funded research program focusing on behavioral sciences in health.

  • Serve as a mentor for faculty career development awards at ACCORDS

  • Serve as a co-investigator on other research studies and direct an independent research program

  • Serve on ACCORDS and university committees as a faculty representative

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 at .

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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

  • A doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, applied mathematics or related fields

  • Demonstrated success in establishing an independent program of research funding

  • A portfolio of peer reviewed publications in behavioral science, public health and/or medical journals

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Expertise in developing and conducting Biostatistical research in health outcomes

  • Demonstrated skills in grant acquisition and management, particularly at the federal level (e.g., NIH, AHRQ)

  • Demonstrated record of peer reviewed publications in collaborative research in diverse areas of health research.

  • Willingness and ability to provide Biostatistical expertise to other health research studies

  • Willingness and ability to provide mentoring to junior faculty and fellows

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate Professor rank or higher

  • R01 or equivalent federal funding as a PI or Co-I in health research

  • At least five years postdoctoral experience in an academic setting or research institute

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Faculty


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Mar 4, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Kayla LaPerriere

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00773126

Req ID: 18494

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.