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PostDoctoral Associate - Aurora Community Health Commons

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

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 policy.

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 workforce/economic development.

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:
  1. 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;
  2. coordinating with a variety of researchers and other project contributors on potential research agendas and data needs; and
  3. 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

  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, especially public health, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, or information science.
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative analysis, including integration of data from diverse sources.

What You Will Need
  • Excellent communication skills in the form of writing and speaking in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with community leaders and members of the community.

What We Would Like You To Have
  • Expertise in design and implementation of primary data collection efforts.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. 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 the process.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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