D&I Scientist, University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Sep 16,2018 | Consortium_staff Job Opportunities

The University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) seeks an experienced Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Scientist at the advanced assistant or associate professor level to collaborate with and help lead an active and growing D&I research, training and consultation program.

This position will be predominantly or solely research, although some clinical work or teaching is possible depending upon candidate background and interests. The position will involve partnership with diverse programs, departments and disciplines across the CU SOM and other community and academic partner organizations. It will be housed within the D&I Science Program of the CU Denver Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS).

A specific candidate content area of interest is not required, however, alignment with areas of current strengths on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus may be desirable. Examples of existing methodological or content areas of expertise include: pragmatic research and evaluation, learning health systems, digital health, leadership and teams, patient centered and shared decision making, and mixed methods including quantitative and/or qualitative methods. The emphasis is on D&I methods skills as well as a being a contributor to our existing D&I team towards the overall goal of integrating clinical and community resources to enhance population health.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus includes many strong programs and centers including the Cancer Center, Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Cardiovascular Consortium for Outcomes Research, the Eastern Colorado VA (and QUERI program), Geriatric Research and Education Center, leading practice-based research networks and many others. ACCORDS is jointly funded by the Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine to provide training, research support, and to develop depth in T3-T4 science. It is a highly collaborative program that brings together social scientists and clinician researchers across the campus.


Qualifications include a clinical or research terminal degree (e.g. PhD, MD) and 4 or more years of experience following training is required. The successful candidate will have a strong record in health services research and experience in clinical and community settings. S/he should also have explicit training and experience in D&I science. Knowledge and demonstrated use of D&I models, methods and measures is required. The position will require independent research, grant writing and publication productivity, but also skill in interacting with multiple university and community groups and in providing research consultation. Interest in and ability to work in and productively collaborate with transdisciplinary teams and consult with and mentor junior MD and PhD researchers and those new to D&I is required.


To learn more and apply, view the job posting here.