UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
SENIOR PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Sr. PRA)
DATA MANAGER / ANALYST
The University of Colorado 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
NATURE OF WORK
The Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
(ColoradoSPH), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, has
an opening for a full-time data manager/analyst position at the
rank of Senior Professional Research Assistant (Sr. PRA).
The Colorado School of Public Health is a collaborative endeavor
involving the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU
Anschutz), Colorado State University (CSU), and the University of
Northern Colorado (UNC). 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 vital contributions towards
ensuring our region's health and wellbeing. Collaboratively formed
in 2008 by CU Denver, CSU and UNC, 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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is the only
comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado, the
largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region and one
of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in
the world. Currently home to 25,000 employees, more than 5,000
degree-seeking students and two nationally recognized hospitals
that handle 1.7 million patient visits each year, CU Anschutz
trains the health sciences workforce of the future, carries out a
broad range of research, and cares for the state's children,
adults, and veterans. CU Anschutz features schools of medicine,
pharmacy, dental medicine and public health, a college of nursing
and a graduate school.
This posting is for a full-time Senior PRA - Data
Manager/Analyst. The Data Manager/Analyst will perform duties to
support the Study to Explore Early Development. The main
responsibilities include performing data coding, initial and
confirmatory analyses, and data documentation for SEED
collaborators, and contributing to manuscript preparation.
The Senior PRA position will be supervised by Dr. Sarah
Schmiege, the lead biostatistician on the team.
The Senior PRA position will have no supervisory
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
The Senior PRA - Data Manager/Analyst in this position will
contribute to the development of appropriate analysis plans in
support of research priorities, conduct data coding, analysis,
visualization, and documentation for primary and confirmatory
analyses, and implement data sharing and reproducibility policies.
The incumbent will also contribute to the implementation of data
management systems such as merging, cleaning, querying, and quality
checks of data from various platforms and may contribute to the
design of databases and data storage systems. The person in this
position should be willing to develop competency in common data
ontologies and the creation of data dictionaries. This individual
is expected to contribute to abstracts, oral and poster
presentations, and scientific manuscripts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience of statistical
analysis principles relevant to epidemiological research and their
application using statistical software (e.g., SAS,R, STATA, or
SPSS); specifically ability to apply concepts of multiple
regression, including confounding, statistical interactions, model
selection, model fit, and regression diagnostics, in fitting and
evaluating statistical models.
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience with management
of large data sets, quality control, reproducibility, and data
manipulation techniques using statistical software.
- Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and develop
appropriate analysis plans.
- Ability to prepare data reports, including interpreting
statistics and visualizing data through tables and figures.
- Competency with relational databases.
- Experience creating databases from multiple data sources.
- Understanding of HIPAA and IRB requirements for epidemiologic
research and programming.
- Good organizational skills across multiple projects, ability to
manage own workload, self-directed and detail-oriented.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Positive attitude and the ability to establish and maintain
effective and productive working relationships with a variety of
investigators and colleagues.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY?
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary range for this position has been established at
$55,000 - $60,000. The salary of the finalist selected for this
role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not
limited to, internal equity, experience, education, and
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.
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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.
- MS or MPH in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related area by
the start date of the position OR at least 2 yrs. of work
experience in data management and analysis combined with graduate
coursework in quantitative research design and statistical
- Previous experience with data management and data
- Experience with statistical software language(s) (i.e., SAS, R,
STATA or SPSS), including generation of reproducible code and data
visualization through tables and figures.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of
- At least one year of work experience in data management and
- Experience working in a public health research environment
- Demonstrated ability to successfully contribute to the data
management and statistical analysis elements of multiple projects
- Evidence of strong programming skills
- Experience with relational databases