The University of Colorado Denver /Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a full-time Director of Transformative Research Core. This full-time faculty position will grow and support the Research Core at The Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Department of Pediatrics. Despite the magnitude and significance of the problem of child trauma and maltreatment, there is substantial need for the development of an integrated, organized base of knowledge and data collection efforts that can inform practice, guide the development of programs and policies relevant to the field, and shape the formation and testing of major hypotheses in this field. We are looking for an associate-senior level person to lead our Research Core with ethics, integrity, and compliance.
The Director will be a member of the Center leadership team that collaboratively oversees all Center functions. This position will be responsible developing and directing a Transformative Research Core within the Kempe Center through organizational strategy and goals, providing strategic leadership, building and modeling a high-performance culture with strong engagement within and across programs. The purpose of the Core is to provide leadership and support to all research and evaluation activities, provide mentorship and consultation for faculty and fellows, work collaboratively to support proposal development, secure external funding, build research infrastructure and collaboration with community partners, and promote and facilitate publication activities, as well as to develop a funded research program focusing on integrated sciences in the child maltreatment and child/family well-being fields.
The Director will also be able to strategically identify and anticipate potential financial or funding gaps and develop a program to manage a cache of research support funds; think about infrastructure needs with a strong plan of sustainability for personnel and a research agenda. This will require a higher-level view of research activities and support while meeting individual or program specific needs with a lens towards maximizing resources and complimentary skill sets to benefit the Center more broadly.
The best candidate will also be responsible for overseeing the development and successful provision of operational research services (regulatory, research coordination, and pre- and post-award financial management) as well as providing administrative oversight of all research activities (including proposal submission, contracting, study start-up, invoicing and close-out), and the growth and maintenance of the research infrastructure for the Center.
A doctoral degree in sociology, psychology, economics, public health medicine or other social and behavioral sciences and related disciplines.
Demonstrated success in establishing an independent and sustainable program of research funding that has diverse funding streams. Successful grant procurement experience at the federal level (e.g., R awards at NIH/AHRQ or equivalent) is required.
A portfolio of peer reviewed publications in behavioral science, public health and/or medical journals.
Demonstrated success in building and mentoring a research team.
Associate Professor rank or higher.
Knowledge regarding the nature and scope of child maltreatment, understanding of the origins and consequences of child maltreatment, strengths and limitations of existing interventions in prevention and treatment of child maltreatment, and understanding of science policy for child maltreatment research.
Experience in the areas of social services and systems including integration of large data sets, or behavioral-physical health integration.
Research experience focusing on health behaviors and behavior change at the individual or organizational level as well as child maltreatment.
At least ten years postdoctoral experience in an academic setting or research institute.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.
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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.