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Post-Doctoral Fellow

University of Colorado
Watkins, Colorado
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Apr 3, 2022

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University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
Post-doctoral Fellow
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.
Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work
The Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health is recruiting one outstanding early-career stage research investigator to undertake an intensive two- or three-year postdoctoral program of mentored, applied research focusing on the prevention of firearm suicide, including in high-risk military populations. The Initiative, led by Marian (Emmy) Betz, MD, MPH, has active lines of funding from federal sources and foundations. Current relevant projects involve: qualitative and quantitative methods; collaboration with firearm instructors, retailers and organizations; decision science; development and testing of messaging; and implementation of firearm injury prevention interventions in clinical and community settings. The projects engage a multi-disciplinary team of investigators and trainees, as well as collaborators across the country. Current and future projects involve examination of firearm suicide prevention in specific populations (e.g., active-duty military and Veterans; older adults with dementia; emergency department patients) and the general US public.
Areas of Responsibility / Scope of Research
The position will be awarded on a competitive basis to an individual who has completed a doctoral degree program (M.D., Ph.D., Dr.PH., or equivalent) and have demonstrated commitment and interest in firearm injury prevention research, either as their primary career focus or as an element of a broader research career. The primary age group of interest for this research funding and training opportunity is adults.
Our program of research for firearm suicide prevention will be the core activity of the fellowship. Specific areas of interest for research include adaptation of training and interventions for use in military and various clinical or community settings. Additional areas of general interest include the epidemiology of firearm suicide, risk and protective factors, and the effect of education or other interventions on firearm storage behaviors.
The fellow will collaborate in ongoing research that is being conducted as a component of this postdoctoral fellowship and will have an opportunity to collaborate both on ongoing projects within and through analyses of their own, all with mentoring by Dr. Betz and other study investigators. The specific content of the fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals and objectives of the fellow. The University of Colorado provides a robust program of seminars and other learning and teaching opportunities for postdoctoral scholars.
Special conditions of employment:
- Funding for this position requires that the selected individual hold US citizenship or a US permanent residence (as funding is through federal grants)
Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position has been established at $52,704-$64,008.
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 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 .
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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.
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.
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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:
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field of study (psychology, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social work, nursing, anthropology, law, economics).
- Minimum of 2 year(s) experience in relevant research, including published manuscripts (as co-author or first author); may be included in doctoral degree training time
Preferred Requirements:
- Experience and familiarity with firearm safety concepts
- Prior military service and/or experience conducting research with military or Veteran populations
- Basic familiarity with United States "gun culture" and state and federal firearm policies or laws (especially as related to firearm transfers)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proven ability to work independently within a research lab, including during periods of remote work (when required by COVID-19 restrictions)
- Demonstrated ability proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research skills
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
Job: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Job Category Faculty
Schedule Full-time
Posting Date Jan 21, 2021
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posting Contact Name Marian Betz
Posting Contact Email
Posting Number 00780606
Req ID: 19925
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.
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