The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) and the
Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado
Boulder, in partnership with the new Center for Health Equity at
the Anschutz Medical Campus, are encouraging applications for a
post-doctoral fellow with expertise in population health for a
two-year appointment to begin during summer 2021 (preferably June
or July). This position will serve as a bridge to community health
activities at the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine and
Public Health, together with the Aurora Community Health Commons
(ACHC). The ACHC is being developed as a world-class health and
health care model that integrates community, social, and clinical
services to improve population health and health equity within the
Aurora community. While the post-doctoral fellow will primarily
report to the faculty at IBS, they will work as part of a broader
team spanning both campuses.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
CUPC is a center funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development, located in the IBS
Population Program, with research concentrations in population
health, environmental demography, migration, reproductive health,
and gene-environment interactions. The Center is located within the
IBS at CU Boulder, which has long provided a setting for
interdisciplinary collaborative research on problems of societal
concern. By engaging faculty from all the social and behavioral
sciences, IBS encourages work that transcends disciplinary
boundaries, illuminating the complexity of social behavior and
social life, and that has important implications for social
The University of Colorado Center for Health Equity is a center in
formation at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Chancellor Donald M.
Elliman Jr. announced the creation of the Center and committed 5
years of start-up funding. The Center will serve as a bridge
between the campus and community to advance community health,
wealth, and well-being by dismantling racism, oppression, and other
systemic drivers of inequity to create equitable opportunities
through learning, service, research, and advocacy. The Center will
eventually be located on the ACHC site and will be closely
partnered with the efforts of that project.
The Aurora Community Health Commons (ACHC) is a shared vision
between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Salud
Family Health Centers, and the Aurora community. The partners are
developing 27 acres of land to build health and wealth, and to
improve the overall well-being of Aurora residents. The ACHC will
achieve this by collaborating with the community to create
coordinated, comprehensive, and equal opportunities for
individuals, families, and communities in Aurora to thrive. The
ACHC’s holistic approach will focus on the intersections of
integrated clinical care, affordable housing with a pathway to
ownership, food security, early childhood education, and
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
The post-doctoral associate will develop data and metrics for a
new, community-oriented health services organization – the ACHC –
in partnership with CU Boulder and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
This will involve, but not be limited to:
- designing and implementing data management and analysis
systems, including integration of a variety of secondary data
sources and participation in laying the foundation for
longitudinal, primary data collection;
- coordinating with a variety of researchers and other project
contributors on potential research agendas and data needs; and
- engaging with community representatives on matters of data
prioritization, validation, access, and security.
Candidates must have experience in quantitative methods, including
the use of computational, statistical, or data scientific
approaches applied to social science or interdisciplinary research
settings, as well as data integration involving spatial and
non-spatial data. Experience with data related to population health
is desireable, as is experience with academic-community
partnerships. Candidates are also expected to bring particular
interest in interdisciplinary research and to participate in and
develop future interdisciplinary projects. Experience with engaging
diverse community partners will be especially valuable.
What You Should Know
The successful candidate will be based at CUPC in the IBS in
Boulder and also work at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
They will participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend
and present within the CUPC speaker series, and participate in
other workshops and mentoring activities on both campuses.
What We Can Offer
Salary range is $50,000-$60,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, especially public health,
sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, or information
- Demonstrated skills in quantitative analysis, including
integration of data from diverse sources.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Excellent communication skills in the form of writing and
speaking in English.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with community leaders and
members of the community.
- Expertise in design and implementation of primary data
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Two Writing Samples (combined into one document)
For full consideration please apply by May 15, 2021.
Contact Information for two references will be collected later in
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
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