AuroraRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Aurora jobs

Research Instructor (Biostatistician) or Senior Research Instructor (Senior Biostatistician)

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Anschutz Medical Campus

Colorado School of Public Health

Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

Center for Innovative Design and Analysis (CIDA)



Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

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 backgrounds.


The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), Center for Innovative Design and Analysis (CIDA) and Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, has an opening for a full-time position as Biostatistician or Senior Biostatistician at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor.

CIDA is the campus wide analytics center and provides consulting and in-depth collaboration for researchers on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the surrounding community. The person in this position will join a growing group of master's and doctoral trained faculty in CIDA and over three-dozen faculty and research personnel in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics.

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 is a master's level team science position. The work for this position is largely conducted through CIDA and split between the center's consulting center and major collaborative research groups. The Center and Department jointly provide mentoring and career growth opportunities for the (Sr.) Research Instructor.

The faculty in CIDA collaborate with health researchers from nearly every School and Department at CU Anschutz on their biomedical and health research projects. The focus of this position is varied with potential applications in clinical research, electronic health records, distributed data systems, among many others. Strong data management/integration and programming skills are desired. The individual will be presented with a mix of standard applications and new and challenging data requiring use of state-of-the-art methodologies. The desire to learn continuously and try new analytic approaches are key features of all (Sr.) Research Instructors in CIDA.


The (Sr.) Research Instructor position in CIDA will be supervised by the CIDA Director and mentored by the lead of the collaborative group.


This position may have supervisory responsibilities with graduate Research Assistants seeking MS degrees (RAs) and Professional Research Assistants (PRAs). A Senior Research Instructor may also supervise Research Instructors.


The Biostatistician - Research Instructor in this position will consult and collaborate with investigators on all aspects of the research process, including: design of new studies (sample size and analysis planning), data management, complex programming, analysis implementation and data visualization, and dissemination of results. This individual is expected to co-author abstracts, oral and poster presentations, and scientific manuscripts. A Biostatistician - Research Instructor is expected to provide high-level, professional and scientifically rigorous design and analysis support to biomedical researchers at CU Anschutz. Research Instructors generally work under the direction of one or more doctoral level biostatisticians. Over time they are expected to work more independently and apply more advanced methodologies to solve analytic challenges.

A Senior Biostatistician - Sr. Research Instructor will have more than 5 years of experience as a collaborative biostatistician, conduct more complex analyses, work independently, and at times investigate the usefulness of new methodologies to solve the analytic challenges facing their groups. They will spend more time on study design and data analysis rather than data wrangling/management. A senior biostatistician - senior research instructor will be expected to work independently with research groups and mentor and supervise junior analysts, data managers, and graduate students in CIDA. The Senior Research Instructor may grow to be the lead biostatistician for some groups and exhibit their team science contributions through submission of applied abstracts and perhaps lead on collaborative publications.


  • Strong knowledge of statistical principles relevant in medical research.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and apply quantitative analytical approaches.
  • Ability to investigate the properties of statistical methodology through simulation or other means.
  • Strong programming skills in a common statistical software package (such as SAS, R).
  • An ability to work with high performance computing environments and cloud computing.
  • Good organizational skills across multiple projects, managing own workload, self-directed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with a variety of biomedical investigators and colleagues.
  • Ability to contribute to the growth and development of the CIDA and the Department.

For a Senior Research Instructor, additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:

  • Ability to advise on study design and write data analysis sections in grant application or protocols.
  • Ability to supervise more junior biostatisticians and graduate students.




The salary range has been established at $75,000 to $90,000 for the position of Research Instructor (Biostatistician) and at $90,000 to $115,000 for the position of Sr. Research Instructor (Sr. Biostatistician). The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, rank, internal equity, experience, education, and specialty.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado 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 investigations for all prospective employees.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

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.


Total Compensation Calculator:


Please click here for information on disability accommodations:

The University of Colorado | 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.


  • A MS in Biostatistics, Statistics, Data Science, or related area of graduate level training at the start date of the position.
  • Experience as an analytic consultant or collaborator in graduate school or post-graduate work.

For Senior Research Instructor additional requirements include:

  • At least 5 years of post-graduate experience as an analytic consultant or collaborator.
  • Evidence of independence or leadership on research teams.


  • 1 year of experience with data management and integration of data sources.
  • 1 year of experience serving as a biostatistician or data analyst on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability of successfully contributing to the analytic elements of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in several statistical programming software languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high-performance computing environment.
  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

For Senior Research Instructor additional preferred qualifications include:

  • 5 years of experience with data management and integration of data sources.
  • 5 years of experience serving as a biostatistician or data analyst on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to compare analytic approaches using simulation or a similar alternative to suggest best-practices for new situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise on study design and write data analysis sections in grant application or protocols.
  • Evidence of continued coding or analytic skill development.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise junior biostatisticians and graduate students.

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Keywords: University of Colorado, Aurora , Research Instructor (Biostatistician) or Senior Research Instructor (Senior Biostatistician), Other , Aurora, Colorado

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Colorado jobs by following @recnetCO on Twitter!

Aurora RSS job feeds