Professional Research Assistant Job Posting

14 Dec 2016 12:00 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

Professional Research Assistant - 07457 

Research Faculty 



University of Colorado – Colorado School of Public Health

Professional Research Assistant


The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus, seeks a part time (.50 FTE) Professional Research Assistant to serve as a Researcher/Technical Advisor for the monitoring contract issued by the Indian Health Service Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreements Program (TIPCAP). The TIPCAP monitoring contractor provides professional oversight and technical expertise in the best practices in community-based injury prevention program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, training, and resource development to two types of grantees – Part I, Injury Prevention Programs and Part II, Injury Prevention Program Effective Strategy Projects.  This half-time position will work closely with the Project Director to support the overall efforts of the project. More specifically, the Researcher/Technical Advisor will be responsible for assessing the needs of the grantees under TIPCAP and working closely with identified injury prevention consultants to determine appropriate resources and training opportunities that provide technical assistance to fulfill those needs. This position will assist in ensuring that the deliverables of the contract are completed. 


Professional Field:

Field based public health practice, community based injury prevention and control, or a related field.


Supervision Received:

This position will be supervised by the TIPCAP Project Director.  

Working in close collaboration with the TIPCAP Project Director, the Researcher/Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

·         Regular communication (oral, written, electronic) with 23 American Indian/Alaska Native IHS Injury Prevention Program grantees

·         Assess the training and technical assistance needs of the 23 TIPCAP grantees

·         Work closely with project consultants and other identified professionals to identify resources and training opportunities to provide technical assistance to TIPCAP grantees

·         Generate content material for TIPCAP quarterly electronic newsletter

·         Serve as the primary liaison for logistical support and scheduling for the following deliverables:

o   conference calls with grantees 

o   site visits to the seven Part I grantees

o   technical assistance webinars for grantees

o   consultation conference calls with the IHS TIPCAP Program Manager

·         Assist with the event planning, execution, and facilitation of the annual grantee workshop for Part I grantees

·         Ensure timely composition and submission of program activity reports

·         Compile content and materials for TIPCAP project website

·         Identify and create tools and materials that will assist grantees in documenting their efforts

·         Assist grantees with preparing presentations and reports 

·         Assist with additional duties as necessary


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Experience in community based injury prevention and/or field based public health practice

·         Experience in applying public health principles applicable to the science and evidence-based practice of community-based injury control and prevention theories, program evaluation and interventions

·         Experience working with American Indian or Alaska Native communities and the Indian Health Service 



Minimum Requirements:

 ·         Bachelor’s degree


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in public health or a related field preferred

·         Three to five years of experience in community based injury prevention and/or field based public health practice preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $24,000 - $27,500, commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


The University of Colorado Denver 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 University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. 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.


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Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 

Application Materials Instructions: 
Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 7457 

When applying, applicants must include: 

1.      A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 

2.      A current Resume/CV

3.      The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. 

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.  

Job Category

: Faculty 

Primary Location

: Aurora 

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20283 - CSPH-AIANP AP/G 


: Part-time 

Posting Date

: Nov 7, 2016 

Closing Date

: Ongoing 

Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Sievers 

Posting Contact Email: 

Position Number: 00664814

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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