University of Colorado Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Epidemiology

Professional Research Assistant

Data Analyst


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 Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed in 2008 by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.

The Department of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health offers training and research in cancer prevention, etiology and prevention of diabetes in youth and adults, disease tracking, genetic epidemiology, injury prevention, and many other specialties. The Department’s mission is to provide high quality training in epidemiology, conduct cutting edge population research to advance science and knowledge about causes, consequences, prevention of disease and injury, and translate knowledge to promote health through advancing public health practice and policy.

The Department of Epidemiology has an opening for a full-time 1.0FTE Professional Research Assistant (PRA) - Data Analyst to provide database management and statistical management for an NCI-funded project evaluating the role of pesticide exposure in childhood leukemia.


Supervision Received

The PRA will be supervised by Dr. Myles Cockburn, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provide database management and statistical analysis for multiple grant funded research projects

  • Create databases from multiple resources

  • Check data for integrity

  • Provide tables, reports, analysis as directed by project leaders

  • Provide input into publications and interdepartmental projects

  • Create de-identified datasets as needed for analysis

  • Conduct analysis of cancer registry data

  • Provide written methods and results for manuscripts

  • Provide documentation of analyses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of epidemiologic research, program evaluation and other patient outcomes oriented research methods

  • Extensive knowledge and skills with database management and analysis

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Collaborative work skills

  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks on tight deadlines



The salary range for this position has been established at $50,000 to $55,000. Actual salary will becommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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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 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, biostatistics, epidemiology or related field plus 2 years’ data analysis experience

  • Experience in a research environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, health evaluation or social sciences (or related field)

  • Experience with statistical analysis and software including SAS, SAS Macro, SEERStat and mapping software like ArcGIS and SatScan

  • Experience working with multiple data sources including interview data, medical records and large administrative data sets

  • Experience with linkage of medical claims data (Medicare and Medicaid) to primary data

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary research teams

  • Experience with data analysis of large administrative data sets

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Professional Research Assistant

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 14302