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Information Sciences Professional - Ophthalmology (Open Rank: Entry-Senior)

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

University of Colorado - CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine - Department Ophthalmology

Official Title: Research Services Information Sciences Professional (Open Rank)

Working Title: Information Sciences Professional - Ophthalmology (Open Rank: Entry-Senior)

Position #00796481 - Requisition #25928

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

* Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
* Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
* Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado 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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu.

The School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Information Sciences Professional (Open Rank: Entry-Senior) position.

Jobs in the Research Services career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Information Sciences Professionals at all levels are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity. At the intermediate level, duties are less limited in scope and are performed independently with occasional guidance and direction from other professionals. At the senior level, work is performed fully independently.

Nature of Work

Information Science Professionals utilize applied or computational mathematical analyses for a wide array of different applications and to solve complex problems. Experiments may include text interpretation, coding, ground theory methodology for the analysis of certain data, and quantum state analyses. Information Science Professionals may also perform duties in labs that use primarily electronic equipment.

Examples of Duties Performed

Entry Level:

* Collaborate with and support Principal Investigators (PI) and other stakeholders in the area of bioinformatics and data analysis
* Collaborate with and support Principal Investigators (PI) and members of the research group in the area of machine learning and computer vision


* Perform scientifically rigorous data management and bioinformatic analyses
* Collect, curate, and analyze medical data


* Develop and disseminate a variety of tools designed to access relevant clinical and sample data
* Develop and implement complex analyses pipelines, programming, and data visualization techniques for multi-layered -omics datasets (transcriptome, epigenome, proteome, microbiome, etc.)
* Creatively and effectively integrate data from multiple sources to accelerate discoveries
* Assist with the design and development of major bioinformatics-related programming projects
* Write custom scripts to access databases and analyze data
* Write custom web tools for PIs and other stakeholders

Intermediate Level, all the above and:

* Independently and creatively identify bioinformatic and data management solutions
* Assist Team Leads, Supervisors and/or management with creation and implementation of processes and procedures and quality improvement initiatives
* Assist and train junior team members

Senior Level, all the above and:

* Assist with developing or develop protocol-specific systems and documents including process flows, training manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) . Maintains subject level documentation and prepares documents, equipment and/or supplies
* Assist with identifying issues related to operational efficiency and shares results with leadership
* Provide the biostatistical/data science expertise and leadership in study design, study oversight, data management, data analysis and manuscript preparation to assist all levels of biomedical investigators and clinicians on new research activities across a wide range of disciplines
* Serve as a resource to PIs and other stakeholders

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

All Levels:

* Develop software prototypes for machine learning tasks
* Learning new technologies such as Git or AWS

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at the following:

Entry Level: $50,112 to $63,742

Intermediate Level: $54,534 to $69,367

Senior Level: $58,955 to $74,991

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

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.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu.

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.

The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Entry Level:

* Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Computer Science or related field
* A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis



Intermediate Level:

* Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Computer Science or related field
* A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis


* One (1) year data management and bioinformatic analyses experience

Senior Level:

* Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Computer Science or related field
* A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis


* Two (2) years data management and bioinformatic analyses experience

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

All Levels:

* Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Data Science, Computer Science or related field
* One (1) to three (3) years of experience analyzing data using high-performance computing

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Advanced knowledge of basic statistical principles relevant in medical research
* Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and apply quantitative analytical approaches
* Demonstrated fluency in one or more programming languages (e.g., R, Python, Perl, Java, C ) and willingness to learn new programming languages as necessary
* Familiarity with statistical analytical concepts and methods
* Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
* Outstanding customer service skills
* Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
* Knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology medical terminology
* Ability to interpret and master complex research protocol information

Keywords: University of Colorado, Aurora , Information Sciences Professional - Ophthalmology (Open Rank: Entry-Senior), Other , Aurora, Colorado

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