Madison, WI
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90642-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 90642-AS

Working Title: Assistant Scientist



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 14, 2017

Term: This position will end on AUGUST 13, 2018.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in social or behavioral sciences, epidemiology, public health, health services research or related field. Must specialize in tobacco cessation, control, and/or policy.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 1 year post-doctoral experience in applied research specializing in the area of tobacco cessation, control, and/or policy, with strong focus on cancer-related questions. Experience in developing common measures across multiple research projects, then conducting complex quantitative analysis of resulting large data sets. Excellent analytical and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty and clinicians in cancer centers, providing leadership on a major component of a project. A history of professional publication/dissemination of findings.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working on large, multi-site projects, especially as part of a centralized coordinating center. Experience leading and/or conducting qualitative research. Experience with program or project evaluation.

Position Summary:

The Scientist will be a member of the Tobacco Cessation Coordinating Center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center. The goal of this position is to provide leadership and scientific support for investigators at select NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers across the US engaged in integrating smoking cessation services for cancer patients into local clinical workflows.

Additional Information:

Travel to two meetings per year in locations to be determined will be required. This position will initially be appointed for a period of one year. There is a possibility that the position may be extended for an additional year or converted to a renewable appointment should additional funding be secured.

Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and maturity. The selected candidate will be expected to build interpersonal relationships through constructive interactions, be a clear and effective communicator, and promote and create collegial environments that value accountability. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core values as defined below:

Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others--behave professionally.
Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty
Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork.
Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical standards in conduct and performance.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Kayla Gomez Cardona
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Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a cover letter and resume. For maximum consideration, please be sure that your cover letter addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, if not clearly evident in your resume.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 31 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 28 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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