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Firearm Injury Prevention Research Analyst

University of Colorado

Job detailsSalary$60,000 – $66,000 a yearJob TypeFull-timeBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRetirement planTuition reimbursementFull Job Description

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado School of Public Health | Injury and Violence Prevention Center
Firearm Injury Prevention Research Analyst
Position: #00803663 Requisition: #28602

Job Summary:

Join the Colorado School of Public Health as the Firearm Injury Prevention Research Analyst. This position is a key member of the Schools Injury and Violence Prevention Center (IVPC). Under the direction of project principal investigators and managers, this role will be assigned various research assistant/coordination responsibilities supporting the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative (FIPI) efforts and grant funded IVPC efforts. The focus of this positions work will be to advance research grounded in collaborative and inclusive firearm injury prevention efforts in Colorado and nationwide.
This position is ideal for candidates with strong quantitative research skills and experience, including quantitative data collection and analysis. Additional skills of interest include translational research, policy analysis, and/or evaluation. Applicants should detail their skills and experience in one or more of these areas in their required cover letter.
The Firearm Injury Prevention Research Analyst will be responsible for research evaluation, coordination, and administration efforts related to the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative and the Injury and Violence Prevention Center.
Key Responsibilities:

Assist with all stages of research and evaluation projects, including human subject research studies that involve recruiting and consenting participants
Collaborate with funding agency partners and community-based partners to integrate direction and feedback into research methods, instruments, and data collection processes
Interact with faculty investigators, research staff, and community members from a wide range of backgrounds and political affiliations, including firearm retailers, ranges, instructors, 2A organizations, and the public health community
Develop study materials and assist with quantitative data collection and analyses of quantitative data using appropriate software (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics, R, SPSS, ArcGIS)
Maintain solutions for data collection, organization, and management
Create reports, data visualizations, and other products for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
Assist with preparation of documents and presentations for funding agencies and scientific meetings

This is a full-time position located in Aurora, CO on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The position will be required to live in Colorado within one year of hire, as there may be some Colorado-based travel. This role is eligible to work a hybrid schedule with at least two days of the week that can be worked from home. This position reports to the Technical Project Manager.

Why Join Us:

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) is a unique and collaborative graduate school that combines the collective expertise of three Colorado universities: the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) in Aurora, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, Colorado. The Colorado School of Public Health is the only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our regions health and wellbeing. The schools faculty, staff, and students work together to reach underserved populations, share knowledge, and conduct innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, costly injuries, and more. To learn more about the school, please visit:
The Injury and Violence Prevention Center (IVPC) is a collaborative initiative of the ColoradoSPH and the CU School of Medicine. The IVPC drives evidence-based prevention of injuries and violence through research and by providing training, education, and dissemination to community partners and practitioners. The IVPC supports the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative (FIPI), a program which coordinates, synergizes, and stimulates collaborative approaches to firearm injury prevention. It offers an existing network of researchers, public health professionals, and experts within the firearms community. The FIPI also hosts the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, which was established in 2015 and brings together firearms and public health communities. The FIPI is led by Dr. Emmy Betz, in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the CU School of Medicine; her lab has multiple active grants related to firearm injury prevention.
The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

As the School of Public Health located within the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in education and employment, by recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. We strive to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding; and encourage applications from, racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans, ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
The ColoradoSPH aims to build a diverse and representative academic community that recognizes the importance of social, economic, health, and environmental justice. We strive to promote equity, diversity, and to be a model of inclusive excellence. As a tri-campus partnership, ColoradoSPH stands with academic, practice, and community partners nationwide to condemn racism, injustice, and inequity.


Minimum Requirements:

A bachelors degree in social/behavioral sciences, public health, public administration, or a related field from an accredited institution.
Two (2) years of professional level experience with supporting quantitative research studies.
Demonstrated experience in quantitative data collection, descriptive/bivariate analysis, and data visualization.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelors degree on a year for year basis.
Preferred Qualifications:

A Masters degree in relevant discipline (e.g., social/behavioral sciences, public health).
At least two (2) years of experience with human subject research or related experience.
Experience in community-based research and engaging with impacted communities on firearm injury prevention.
Experience with data collection applications (REDCap, Qualtrics), statistical analysis software programs (R, SPSS), and geospatial analyses and GIS software platforms.
Demonstrated experience in advanced quantitative analysis (multivariate, multilevel, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to be highly self-directed, as well as a collaborative team player.
Ability to communicate respectfully and knowledgeably about 2nd Amendment issues.
Basic awareness of the firearms industry, state, and federal firearm laws, and gun culture of the United States.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, community-based partners, and study participants.
Strong written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to write professionally.
Critical thinking skills with the ability to objectively analyze an issue to creatively find a solution.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer-based tools (e.g., Microsoft Office).
Highly organized and dependable; able to multitask, work quickly and effectively, and manage numerous deadlines.
High attention to detail.
Ability to address and resolve conflict directly and in a timely manner.
Demonstrated commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Questions should be directed to: Erin Kelly,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by January 20th, 2023. Those who do not apply by that date may not be considered.

Anticipated Salary Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as $60,000 – $66,000.
The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the Universitys good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation depending on the level.
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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ADA Statement:

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

Background Check Statement:

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.

Vaccination Statement:

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:

Unit-Specific Exemptions:

Anschutz Campus Accommodations may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Colorado 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.

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

Job Category
: Research Services

Primary Location
: Aurora


: Full-time

Posting Date
: Jan 5, 2023

Unposting Date
: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name
: Erin Kelly

Posting Contact Email

Position Number
: 00803663

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