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The Position: ACUTE Research Coordinator

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a CV and cover letter to:
Jeanette Moore

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health is the nation’s only inpatient medical unit with multi-disciplinary expertise in the medical stabilization of adults with critical anorexia nervosa, led by nationally renowned expert, Philip S. Mehler, MD, CEDS, FAED and Assistant Medical Director Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS. ACUTE cares for the largest number of these patients in the country (>125 admissions a year) and is the leading source of academic publication on the medical complications of eating disorders.

ACUTE seeks a Master’s level researcher to oversee ongoing clinical research projects and assist with publications. The researcher’s role will range from supporting the clinical team by moving prior analysis and findings into peer-reviewed publications, to helping design, structure, and gain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for new projects going forward and then overseeing these to publication. ACUTE has strong biostatistical support. Additionally there is an opportunity to generate new research topics and take lead authorship roles. We are seeking an experienced scientific writer with training and/or interest in nutrition, mental health, women’s health, men’s health, metabolism, and/or eating disorders. This position will provide a unique opportunity to establish a professional niche in this field, by driving research questions as well as curating projects initiated by the ACUTE clinical staff. The candidate could expect 10-20 publications a year. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be highly organized, efficient, task-focused, and will enjoy partnering with members of our multi-disciplinary clinical team to promote high quality clinical research (much of it in the quality improvement realm, but with plans to develop prospective projects) and a swift timeline from project inception to publication. ACUTE utilizes a medical record system that allows for secondary data analysis. Additionally, there is support for identification and collection of prospective data.
  • Have a BS or MPH degree. Candidates with a PhD degree will be considered if their research goals include collaborative projects as described.
    • Experience in the medical complications of eating disorders is not expected and will be learned during this job.
  • Be a strong science writer with publishing experience. Submission of several examples of academic or peer-reviewed writing pieces will be required.
    • Experience with IRB applications and/or grant writing experience is highly desirable.
  • Be ready to start as soon as possible.

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